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Destination Coverd : Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali – Dalhousie – Amritsar – Delhi
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 01 Depart London . Arrive Delhi , Enjoy sights of Old and New Delhi , comprises the sights of old Chandni chowk to the new Delhi Haat.
Today, Depart on your exciting tour to the land of colors – India . On arrival at Delhi airport you will meet and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Here you stay for one night. Your hotel is located in heart of the city to give you the best timings to reach to all famous monuments and markets. There is much to see and do in Delhi capital city of independent India . Seven cities have existed here since the 10th Century and it has been ruled over by Rajputs, Turks, Afghans, Mughals and the British. Delhi is two cities in one. The first is the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jehan and still a medieval palace of forts, mosques and bazaars whilst the second is New Delhi . After relax and fresh up, board your coach to explore Old and New Delhi , a city truly full of fascinating contrasts, where by day, temples are packed with the devout, and by night, hotel discos are packed with the affluent.
Visit to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, built at the site of his cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River . Drive past the Red Fort and continue to the Jama Masjid, site of an exquisite mosque in red sandstone and marble. Completed in 1656 after six years of work by 5,000 laborers, it is considered one of the loveliest houses of worship in the world. Take a rickshaw ride around Old Delhi’s bustling market place of Chandni Chowk. This afternoon you will visit New Delhi , which reflects the legacy the British left behind. Whereas the walled old city is all tradition in all its facets, New Delhi is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards. Your tour to New Delhi begins with a visit to the Qutub Minar, the 234 foot high tower made of sandstone, known as the seventh wonder of Hindustan and the tallest stone tower in India and a wonderful example of Indo-Islamic architecture, complete with terra-cotta frills. At its foot lies the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, the first Muslim mosque in India erected in the 12th century on the site of a Hindu temple, from materials salvaged from 27 demolished Hindu and Jain shrines a monument built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War and the Afghan Wars, to the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President's residence.Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Chandigarh – The Hub Of North India.
After breakfast this morning, drive to Chandigarh . On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Later ready yourself for city tour of Chandigarh . Sights of the city include Sukhna Lake . This manmade picturesque Sukhna Lake lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. This 3-square-kilometre rain fed lake created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, is a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Serious ‘walkers’ pursue an exercise regime and families enjoy an evening stroll. It attracts migratory birds from lands as far as Siberia and elsewhere. Also visit to famous Rock Garden. It Consist of art object, fashioned from industrial and urban waste. It is situated between the capital complex and Sukhna lake in Sector1. It is without doubt, a tourist spot that is a must on the itinerary of visitor to Chandigarh . The open-air sculptures and concealed gateways separating them are at places enhanced by a waterfall, pools and an open-air theatre with proper stage setting. Several prestigious performances have been staged in this small but very artistic and naturalistic open-air theatre. Also visit to International Dolls Museum . The International Dolls Museum in Sector 23 of Chandigarh has an interesting collection of dolls and puppets from all over the world covering the variant art of more than 25 countries. Chandigarh city's International Dolls museum is closed on Sundays.Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Onto Shimla – Queen of Hills.
After breakfast this morning we leave hotel a little early than the scheduled time of check out and drive to Shimla. On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax in comforts of your room. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this place. Later in the evening, you can take a walk to The Mall. Most of the famous landmarks of Shimla are situated here. The Mall further joins the Ridge at the ‘Scandal Point' of Kipling's Shimla, where a statue of the nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai has been erected.This is the main shopping centre of Shimla with restaurants. This is especially pleasant in the evenings when the views and lights are wonderful. The Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre, is a center of cultural activities. A passenger lift of HPTDC can be taken from the Cart Road and the Mall. Lakkar Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its woodcrafts and souvenirs. Today enjoy your dinner at restaurant of your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Enjoy the scenic Kufri and Chail.
After an early breakfast leave for sightseeing to Kufri. Kufri, at distance of 16 km from Shimla and at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level, is a site offering some famous hikes and wonderful snow for skiing in winters. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak . The Himalayan Nature Park here has a good collection of animals and birds found in the region. Later, drive to Chail, 43 Kms away from Shimla. Chail  is a lush green setting and was the former capital of the Patiala State . It has the world’s highest cricket ground at a height of 2250 m, built in 1893. It is also a hiker’s paradise and there is a wildlife sanctuary at a distance of 3 km from here. After return back, enjoy your dinner enjoy you dinner at comforts of you hotel’s restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Drive to Manali – home for nature lovers.
After breakfast this morning, sit back in you coach while we drive you to Manali. En route enjoy the beauty around. On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax into comforts your hotel and fresh ‘n up yourself. Enjoy the views from your hotel. In summers hotels arrange events in premises itself like live bands or bonfire etc. This evening enjoy your dinner in comforts of your hotel’s restaurant Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Local sightseeing of Manali.
After breakfast this morning, ready yourself for local sightseeing of Manali. Visit the Hidimba Devi Temple . It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas mountains. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground, which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The area surrounding the temple gives a festive look always as tourist dressed up in traditional colorful dress available at price for photography. This wooden temple is beautifully designed in a Pagoda style. There are many wooden carving works in the walls and main entrance door of the temple. There will be long Que for the darshan in peak tourist seasons like summer. Also visit to Naggar Fort. Naggar Fort south of Manali is a reminder of the 1500 year old Pal Dynasty. Made from rocks, stones, and elaborate wood carvings, it is an ensemble of the rich and elegant artworks of Himachal. The castle was later converted to a rest house and luxury hotel. Tourists often stop at the castle to see the small shrine located in the building's courtyard, a fine example of architecture and design from the Pal Dynasty. Later drive to The Vashist – hot water spring and temple. Around 3 km from Manali, across the Beas river is Vashist, a small village with natural sulphur springs. Modern bathhouses,now closed, due to a conflict with the elders of the village and manali council. There is a pair of temples stands opposite to each other. One temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and the other one is to Saga Vahista, the patern saint and Lord Ram. Later in the evening drive back to Manali. Enjoy dinner at your hotel’s Restaurant.Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Visit to Rohtaang Paas / Solaang Valley.
After breakfast this morning, visit to Rohtaang paas. ( Tours operating from May to July will visit Rohtaang). Rohtang literally means the "pile of corpses" - at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, is another adventure tourist site where it can be cold even on a summer day. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road and provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is truly breath taking. Close by is a small lake called Dassaur Lake . Beas Kund, the source of river Beas , is also nearby. In winter, the road of Rothang Pass is closed. Only local vehicle of Manali has a permission to go to Rohtaang paas, so we change the local vehicle from the point where it is not permitted the other vehicle to carry on. On the way to Rohtang pass one can find many food stalls serving variety of foods. You can get a cold drink as shopkeepers keep then in running water to maintain the temperature as there is no need of a refrigerator here. One can relish the food by sitting inside the low running water of the river Beas.
Solaang Valley: For rest of the period, Rohtaang Paas is closed due to heavy snowfall. Snow Point, is 13 km northwest of Manali and famous for its 300-meter ski lift. It is a picturesque spot and offers splendid views of glaciers and the snow-capped mountains. Solaang is famous for Paragliding. Also enjoy skating and zorbing here.
Later in the evening return back to Manali. Today in the evening you have some free time to shop in monstries for which Manali is famous for. Today enjoy your dinner at your hotel’s resturant.Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Drive to Dalhousie – built on and around five little hills.
After breakfast this morning, continue your trip to Dalhousie. This beautiful hillstation in the western edge of the Dhauladar range is a perfect place where you can retreat, relax, and rejuvenate physically and spiritually. These hills are covered with a thick growth of ban oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar (cedar) tress, and a large variety of shrubbery. On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax and fresh ‘n up yourself to enjoy the sights of the city. Later we take you Chamba. Chamba provides a glimpse into the ancient cultural heritage and architecture of the Pahari people, preserved in the erstwhile Chamba Hill State . It is a unique place and a must for any serious traveler. This land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes provides ample opportunities for nature lovers. The town is located over a mountain spur overlooking the Ravi River , locally known as Irawati. The valley is located between the Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas . The Lakshminarayan temples, which were dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, were built between the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. and account for the majority of the temples found in the area. Later in the evening drive back to Dalhousie. Enjoy the dinner at restaurant of your hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Visit to Khajjiar – The Mini Switzerland in India.
After breakfast this morning ready yourself for an excursion to Khajjiar. Khajjiar is the most scenic picnic spot near Dalhousie. It is located twenty-two kilometers from Dalhousie. This saucer-like, green meadow, with a small glacial lake in the center, and surrounded by a dense forest of deodar trees and mountains is definitely worth a visit. The government of Switzerland has recognized this site for its Alpine beauty. Golf, horseback riding, and strolling are among the many activities tourists enjoy. An ancient temple devoted to Khaji Nag, after whom Khajjiar is named, is a popular attraction. Later in the evening drive back to hotel. Enjoy the dinner at restaurant of your hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Onto Amritsar – “Holy Pool of Necter”.
After breakfast this morning, checkout early from the scheduled time and drive to Amritsar . On arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax in comforts of your hotel. Later in the evening, we take you to Jallian Wala Bagh. Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple . Here, about 1500 to 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer, on April 13, 1919. On April 13, 1919, a multitude of Punjabis gathered in Amritsar 's Jallian wala Bagh as part of the Sikh Festival "Baisakhi fair" and to protest at these extraordinary measures. The throng, penned in a narrow space smaller than Trafalgar Square , had been peacefully listening to the testimony of victims when Dyer appeared at the head of a contingent of British troops. Giving no word of warning, he ordered 50 soldiers to fire into the gathering, and for 10 to 15 minutes 1,650 rounds of ammunition were unloaded into the screaming, terrified crowd, some of whom were trampled by those desperately trying to escape. A memorial had been built on the place.Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border. Back to Delhi .
After an early breakfast this morning, visit to the famous Golden Temple . Golden temple is holiest of the shrines of Sikh religion. Surrounded by the pool which gave the town its name " Amritsar ", GoldenTemple is open to all and is reached by a causeway.The temple beautifully reflected in stunning expanse of water, creates an atmosphere which is particularly powerful from before dawn to early light. At this time the glistening white marble walkway Parikarma which surrounds the temple is still cold under feet and the gold begins to shimmer in lightening water. The main structure of Sri Harmandir Sahib, functionally as well as technically is a three-storied one. The front, which faces the bridge, is decorated with repeated cusped arches and the roof of the first floor is at the height of the 26 feet and 9 inches. Its architecture represents a unique harmony between the Muslims and the Hindus way of construction work and this is considered the best architectural specimens of the world. On the top of the main hall stands the low fluted ‘Gumbaz’(dome) having lotus petal motif in relief at the base inverted lotus at the top which supports the ‘Kalash’ having a beautiful ‘Chhatri’ at the end. Later in the evening, we drive you to Wagah Border. From Amritsar 35 Km on the road to Lahore ( Pakistan ), is India-Pakistan border,which is also known as "Attari( India )-"Wagah" ( Pakistan ) border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience, especially at sun-set, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force (B.S.F.) on the Indian side and The Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well co-ordinate and spectacular display which compares very favorably with the changing of royal guard in London . The sound from the bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Later in the evening drive back to Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Day at leisure.
After breakfast this morning, depart for Delhi . On arrival transfer and check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax and fresh and up yourself. Later in the evening, you can stroll along the streets of famous market at Connaught place. Also if your good at Bargain then you shop at Palika market of Connaught Place .Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Fly back home.
After breakfast check out and proceed to Delhi international airport to catch your flight back to home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your India tour, which we sure you will treasure of lifetime. Your valued suggestions are highly appreciated.
 
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Please note that from 01 April to 31 July, 30 % will be charged extra of the total cost of the Package.
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