Exotic Himachal Delhi, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala & Amritsar
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Northern India, discovering the vibrant blend of history, nature, and spirituality. This immersive tour takes you from the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene hills of Shimla and Manali, where you'll explore ancient temples and breathtaking landscapes. Dharamshala offers a tranquil escape with its Tibetan influence, while Amritsar adds a spiritual touch with the iconic Golden Temple and the Wagah Border ceremony. Each destination offers a unique cultural experience, making this "Exotic Himachal" tour a perfect blend of history, nature, and spirituality in the heart of Northern India.
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival in the bustling city of Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed. Your exploration of India's capital begins with a comprehensive tour encompassing both the historical allure of Old Delhi and the modern vibrancy of New Delhi. You'll start your journey with a visit to the iconic Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its stunning Mughal architecture. Then, move on to Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques, and pay your respects at Raj Ghat, the peaceful memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. As you continue, you'll drive past India Gate, a symbol of national pride, and explore the magnificent Humayun's Tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Conclude the day at the striking Qutub Minar, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, before settling into your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Shimla (364kms)
After a wholesome breakfast, leave the hustle and bustle of Delhi behind as you embark on a picturesque journey to the enchanting hill station of Shimla. Along the way, you'll make a stop at the breathtaking Pinjore Gardens, known for their scenic beauty and ornate layout. The road to Shimla offers glimpses of the serene and picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. Upon arrival in Shimla, check in at your hotel and unwind. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along Mall Road, where you can explore local markets and indulge in some shopping.
Day 3: Shimla
Awake to the fresh mountain air and a delightful breakfast before venturing out to explore the charming city of Shimla. Visit the famous Jakhu Temple, nestled on a hill and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Your next stop is the Viceregal Lodge, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas, which once served as the summer residence of the British viceroys. Explore the Shimla State Museum, Christ Church, and take a relaxing walk on the Ridge, where you can savor the serene ambiance and colonial-era architecture.
Day 4: Shimla - Manali (257kms)
Today, after a hearty breakfast, continue your journey to the picturesque town of Manali, renowned for its natural beauty and adventure activities. En route, you'll visit the stunning Kullu Valley, the impressive Pandoh Dam, and the Hanogi Mata Temple. Upon arrival in Manali, check in at your hotel and take in the picturesque surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely walk along the Mall Road and explore the local markets.
Day 5: Manali
Following a hearty breakfast, prepare for an exciting excursion to Rohtang Pass, situated at an altitude of 3,978 meters. The pass offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and opportunities for adventurous activities like skiing and snowboarding, depending on availability. Later, visit the captivating Solang Valley, known for its scenic beauty and adventure sports, making it a perfect destination for thrill-seekers.
Day 6: Manali
After a sumptuous breakfast, your day in Manali kicks off with a city tour. Begin your exploration with a visit to the Hadimba Devi Temple, a unique temple dedicated to the goddess Hadimba, renowned for its distinctive wooden architecture set amidst a serene cedar forest. Discover Vashisht Village, famous for its hot water springs and the ancient Vashisht Temple. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Tibetan Monastery and indulge in shopping at the local markets of Old Manali.
Day 7: Manali - Dharamshala (230kms)
Start your day with breakfast and then set off for a scenic drive to Dharamshala. En route, visit the Baijnath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and soak in the serene views of the Dhauladhar Range. Upon reaching Dharamshala, check in at your hotel and relax, surrounded by the tranquil Himalayan landscapes.
Day 8: Dharamshala
After a wholesome breakfast, venture to McLeodganj, the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama and the epicenter of the Tibetan community in exile. Explore the Namgyal Monastery, the Tsuglagkhang Complex, Bhagsunag Temple, Bhagsu Waterfall, and the serene Dal Lake. Additionally, visit the Church of St. John in the Wilderness, celebrated for its beautiful stained glass windows.
Day 9: Dharamshala - Amritsar (210kms)
Post breakfast, continue your journey to Amritsar. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and freshen up. In the evening, witness the extraordinary Beating Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border, a daily military practice and lowering of the flags ceremony that symbolizes the closing of the India-Pakistan border.
Day 10: Amritsar - Delhi (Train No. 12032, AMRITSAR SHTBDI, 1650/ 2315)
After a delicious breakfast, embark on a city tour of Amritsar. Begin with a visit to the iconic Golden Temple, the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism, where you can partake in the spiritual atmosphere. Explore the historic Jallianwala Bagh, a site that holds significant historical importance. Discover the Durgiana Temple, a magnificent Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, and explore the historic Ram Bagh Garden, which was once the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Later, transfer to the railway station to board the Amritsar Shatabdi train to Delhi. Upon arriving in Delhi, you'll be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Delhi - Departure
As your journey comes to an end, savor a final breakfast at the hotel. Delve into the heart of Delhi, beginning with a visit to the bustling Chandni Chowk market, where you can take a rickshaw ride through its narrow lanes, immersing yourself in the vibrant street life. Later, visit the Lotus Temple, an architectural masterpiece symbolizing peace and tranquility. Finally, you'll be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule for your onward journey, bringing this enchanting tour to a close.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 10 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- AC Train ticket from Amritsar - Delhi
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 10 night accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Shimla x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Royal View/ British Resort
4* - Clarks Hotel/ Radisson Jass Hotel
5* - The Oberoi Cecil/ Radission Blu
Manali x 2 nights
3* - De Vivendi Rresort/ Snowcrest Manor
4* - White Meado/ Orchard House by Aamod
5* - The Himalaya/ Apple Country Resort/ Manuallaya -The Resort Spa
Dharamsala x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Udechee Huts/ Kamal Residency
4* - Grace Hotel/ Shiva Sanctuary - An Amritara Private Hideaway
5* - Fortune Park Moksha/ The Divine Hima
Amritsar x 2 night
3* - Surya Beacon/ Hotel City Park
4* - Hyatt Hotel/ Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue
5* - Mayfair Waves
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.