Duration: 10 Nights/ 11 Days
Destinations: Delhi- Shimla- Manali- Dharamsala-Amritsar-Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi, you will be met by our representatives and transferred to a hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be in the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi-Shimla
After breakfast, we drive to Shimla 'the Queen of Hills' (approx 08Hrs). Famous for its exceptional scenic beauty, Shimla was once the summer capital of the British India. Shimla still holds the charm and many characters of the British period.
Arrive at Shimla and check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure. You can relax at your hotel or stroll around the famous Mall. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03: Shimla
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Kufri.
Kufri: Located amidst the enchantingly beautiful surroundings at an altitude of 2,510 m, Kufri is a nondescript little village, but the undulating ski slopes, ice-skating rink and breathtaking views of the mountains makes Kufri a favorite haunt for tourists visiting Shimla. Then, return back to Shimla city.
In the afternoon, walk around the Mall. Then visit Scandal Point, which offers spectacular view of panoramic mountains of Western Himalayas. Overnight stay in your hotel at Shimla.
Day 04: Shimla-Manali
After breakfast, we proceed to Manali (approx.09/10 Hrs). Arrive at Manali and check in to your hotel. Nestled in the lap of Pir Panjal Range in the Himalayas, Manali is one of the finest and most picturesque Hill resorts of India. Overnight in the hotel at Manali.
Day 05: Manali
In the morning, enjoy an excursion to Nagar Valley, the old capital of Kullu. Visit the Nagar Castle, Folk and Cultural Museum and the famous Vashist Hot Spring. In the afternoon, visit the famous Hadimba Devi Temple. According to legends, Bhim (second of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata) slew the demon Hadimb and married his sister Hadimba who later received reverence of goddess. Rest of the day at leisure. In the afternoon you can enjoy walking around the Mall. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Manali-Trek
In the morning, enjoy a leisurely trek around Manali passing through the unique and colorful rural countryside. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 07: Trek-Manali
After breakfast in the morning, trek back to Manali. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay will be in the hotel at Manali.
Day 08: Manali-Dharamsala
In the morning, we drive to Dharamsala (approx 09/10 Hrs). Arrive at Dharamsala and check in to your hotel. Located on the foothills of Dhauladhar Range, Dharamsala is one of the most beautiful hill resorts of India, world-famous as the abode of HH Dalai Lama and often referred as little Lhasa. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 09: Dharamsala
In the morning, visit the scenic Bhanshu Nag Waterfalls, and the Norbulingka Secretariat of the Tibetan Govt. in exile that also houses a museum on Tibetan culture and arts. Also visit the monastery, the seat of HH Dalai Lama, which has more life size image of Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava and Avaloketshwara. The Thankas and Mandalas painted on the walls are very impressive.
In the afternoon, enjoy a walk around the narrow alleyways of McLeodganj exploring local market, famous for its collection of Tibetan garments and handicrafts. Also visit the nearby St John Church where British viceroy Lord Elgin was buried. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Dharamsala-Amritsar-Delhi
In the morning, we drive to Amritsar (approx. 5 hrs). Arrive at Amritsar and visit the famous Golden temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs located in the centre of the old Amritsar. Beautifully surrounded by an artificial pool Amrit Sarovar from which the city derives its name, the Golden temple is a must visit in Amritsar.
Later, drive to India-Pakistan border (Wagah) to witness the changing of guards and lowering of the flags ceremony held before sunset. The flag ceremony, better known as the "Retreat", is the only post where a special parade is organized to lower the flags of both India and Pakistan simultaneously.
In the evening, you are transferred to railway station to board an overnight train to New Delhi (21.30Hrs).
Day 11: Arrival Delhi-End of Tour
Morning arrival at Delhi (07.25hrs). Meet upon arrival and transfer to a nearby hotel for breakfast. Later, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
New Delhi: India's capital and an important gateway into the country, New Delhi is a vibrant metropolis and the hub of India's political activity. Designed and developed by famous English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869- 1944), New Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined avenues, parks and palaces. In New Delhi, you will visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the president of India), India Gate - a 42m high stone memorial arch, and the mid-16th century Humayun's Tomb and more.
Old Delhi: Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Old Delhi is known for its architectural masterpieces, crowded streets and intensely colorful bazaars. Drive past Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi and a lively shopping bazaar. Visit the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid (inside visit not included for Jama Masjid), the biggest mosque in India. Later stop to visit the Raj Ghat, the place where father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.
In the evening, our representatives will transfer you to the airport (on time) to board a flight for your onward destination or way back home.