Best of Himachal with Golden Temple

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ITINERARY:

 

Day 01 Arrival in Chandigarh | Driveto Shimla (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

Meetour representative upon arrival in Chandigarh and proceed to Shimla - abounds in natural bounty and lookspicture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayanranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artisthas painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains itscolonial charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stayin Shimla.

 

Day 02 Trip to Kufri

Driveto Kufri after breakfast. This is a popular picnic spot located 16km fromShimla. You may hike on foot to the Mahasu Peak or pay for a mule ride up thehill. Mahasu is the tallest peak in Kufri that gives tourists an amazing viewof distant snow-capped peaks. In the afternoon return to Shimla and visitViceregal Lodge, Christ Church, St. Michael's Cathedral and Jakhu temple. Inthe evening, take a walk on Shimla’s famous boulevard, Mall Road. See finespecimens of colonial architecture, snack at the various eateries in the marketor shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 03 Shimla – Kullu - Manali (280kms / approx. 6.5 hours)

Afterbreakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Manali. On the way enjoy kullusightseeing. It is the the valley of gods, or the ‘habitable end of the world’,as the Kullu valley has come to be known, spreads out its charm on either sideof the upper reaches of the river Beas. This valley is famous for the beautyand its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar forest sand sprawling appleorchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayanand Great Himalayan range. The valley is only 80 km long and 2 km at itsbroadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacleof variegated mountain scenery.  Later proceed to Manali & it offers superviews of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, and with mountain adventuresbeckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists.Apart from temples, Manali is popular among adventure tourists coming fortrekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing. Upon arrival, check-in at the hoteland spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 04 Sightseeing in Manali

Inmorning after breakfast, go on an adventurous drive to Solang valley – a majorattraction, without which the trip remains incomplete. All above mentionedadventure activities can be availed here at Solang Valley. Apart fromactivities, there are splendid views to enjoy in and around the Solang Valley.Later, today visit popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle and Art gallery. Inthe evening, go for a walk along Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 05 Day at leisure in Manali

Afterbreakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, you may explorethe destination offering numerous adventure sports and other places ofinterest. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

Day 06 Drive from Manali – Dharamshala(215 kms / approx. 6 hours)

Afterbreakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival,check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay inDharamshala.

 

Day 07 Sightseeing in Dharamshala IDrive to Dalhousie (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

Afterbreakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, whichincludes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritualleader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medicalcenter and the Church of St. John. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yogaand meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Later drive toDalhousie. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

 

Day 08 Sightseeing in Dalhousie withKhajjiar Excursion

Afterbreakfast, enjoy an excursion to Khajjiar which is 23 kms from Dalhousie byroad and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India - Khajjiar. Thelush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. There is asmall lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floatingisland. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to12th C. AD. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood.Later return back to Dalhousie & visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Patharand hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks.Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town ofDalhousie was founded. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 09 Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar(200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

Afterearly breakfast, drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is aspiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives itsname from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4thSikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularlyknown as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. After check-in at the hotel,proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective nationalflags in their unique styles. After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple.If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum. Overnight stayin Amritsar.

 

Day 10 Amritsar – Departure fromChandigarh (232 kms / approx. 5 hours)

Afterbreakfast, you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport for return journeyback home.

 

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PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

•  9 night accommodation in well-appointed roomsas mentioned above hotels or equivalent

•  Assistance at the airport

•  Meal plan as mentioned above

•  Sightseeing as per itinerary by privatetourist vehicle (Air conditioner in vehicles will not work in hillyareas)

•  Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt.Service Tax

 

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

•  Air tickets and airport taxes

•  Excursion to Rohtang Pass

•  Entrance fee at Monuments

•  Guide service

•  Special activities as per the itinerary

•  Items of personal nature like laundry, phonecalls, tips to guides / drivers etc.

•  Camera / Video camera fees applicable atmonuments