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GRAND  TOUR  OF  HIMACHAL  PRADESH
14 Nights / 15 Days
Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Dharamsala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Delhi
 
 
 

 

DAY 01 :  ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred to prebooked hotel.
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Delhi : India's capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the city's past.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; drive past Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House, Connaught Place. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple.

DAY 03 :  DELHI - CHANDIGARH
Morning, transfer to Chandigarh - the 1st planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union territory on 1st November, 1966. It serves as the joint capital of both, Punjab and Haryana states. It is bounded on the north and west by Punjab and east and south by Haryana. Total area of the union territory is 114Sq.Km. The city was named after the mother goddess of power, Chandi, whose temple Chandimandu is a feature of the new city. Le-Corbusier was assisted by his cousin, Pieree Jeanneret and the English couple E.Mazwell Fry and Jane B. Druel. These 3 architects are responsible for most of the public and residential building raised in Chandigarh between 1950 and 1965. The beautiful city also known as 'city of roses', was planned to house the capital to the erstwhile Punjab state. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel

Afternoon, visit the Rock Garden, Rose Garden & Sukhna Lake

DAY 04 :  CHANDIGARH - SHIMLA
After breakfast, drive to Shimla - The British called Shimla the "Queen of Hill Stations." Situated in the north-West Himalayas, Shimla the summer capital of India before independence is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla derives its name from "Shyamala";- the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. The English named it Shimla.  Arrive Shimla, check-in at prebooked Hotel

DAY 05 :  SHIMLA
Excursion to Kufri - 16 kms. from Shimla at a height of 8,600 ft. Kufri is the winter sports capital. Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks

Afternoon, free to explore Shimla The Mall, Christ Church, Jakhu Hill, Shimla State Museum

DAY 06 :  SHIMLA - MANALI
Transfer to Manali. According to Legend, Vaivasvata,the seventh incarnation of Manu found a tiny fish in his bathing water. trips to IndiaThe fish told him to look after it with devotion, for one day it would do him a great service. Vaivasvata cared for the fish till the day it grew so huge that he released it into the sea before departing, the fish warned Manu of an Impending deluge when the entire world would be submerged and bade him to build a sea-worthy ark. When the flood came. Vaivasvata and the Seven Sages were towed to safety by Matsya the fish-which is regarded as the first avatara of Lord Vishnu. As the waters subsided the seventh Manu's ark came to rest on a hillside and the place was named Manali (2050 m) after him. As the earth slowly dried. Here arose a place of breath taking natural beauty - which was only appropriate, for it was at Manali that life began again. And today this legendary cradle of all human kind is a prime holiday destination. There are thick forest full of cool breezes and bird song. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel

DAY 07 : MANALI
Visit Hadimba Devi temple - Built in 1553 and with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof. It is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway ; Vashisht Hot Springs, Tibetan Monastries

DAY 08 : MANALI
Day at leisure.

DAY 09 :  MANALI - DHARAMSHALA
Drive to Dharamshala - came into being in 1849, when it was selected as a site to accommodate a native regiment that was being raised in the town. Dharamshala originally formed a subsidiary cantonment for the troops stationed at Kangra was fully occupied by its garrison and there was insufficient space for the civil station , a search for an alternate location was made. The ideal location for the cantonment was found at the slopes of the Dhauladhar, upon which stood an old Hindu sanctuary or 'Dharamshala' the name adopted for the town. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel

DAY 10 : DHARAMSHALA
Explore Dharamshala & Mcleod Ganj

DAY 11 : trips to IndiaDHARAMSHALA DALHOUSIE
Leave for Dharamshala, enroute visit the Kangra Fort & the Jain temples 20 kms for Dharamshala.
Arrive Dalhousie - is a gorgeous hill station located on the western border of the Dhaula Dhar Range of the great Himalayas. It was founded in 1854 by the British Viceroy Lord Dalhousie, It was a delightful summer retreat for the British troops and bureaucrats. Dalhousie is the most famous hill station of Himanchal Pradesh and is located 563 kms from Delhi. Beside its breath taking landscapes the other highlights are the ancient temples, untouched beauty of Chamba & Pangi valley, the valley of milk, honey and streams

Upon arrival check-in at prebooked Hotel

DAY 12 : DALHOUSIE
Excursion to Khajjiar At a distance of 7 kilometers from Dalhousie is Khajjiar. The nature lovers and the adventure seekers alike throng Khajjiar. The marvelous meadow, lovely lake and the captivating cedar trees add to the beauty of Khajjiar. The ancient, golden domed temple of Khajinag lends its name to Khajjiar. Whilw hjolidaying at Khajjiar you may check out the nine-hole golf course

Drive to Chamba. 56 km away from Dalhousie. Chamba could have derived its name from the abundance of fragrant Champa flowers in the area or the princess Champavati. In Chamba you must visit the Lakshminarayana temple complex. The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu reveal the elegance of the Hindu style of architecture. Then there is the Rang Mahal. The palace is in the shape of a feudal castle and boasts of marvelous murals. The Bhuri Singh Museum is also worth visiting in Chamba. Amongst the many exhibits are the paintings, sculptures, stone inscriptions, wonderful embroideries, ancient weapons, and other rare artifacts. Return to Dalhousie for overnight stay.

DAY 13 : DALHOUSIE AMRITSAR
Drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival, check-in at Hotel Ritz Plaza

DAY 13 : AMRITSAR
After breakfast, city tour of trips to IndiaAmritsar - Golden Temple-the holy scripture is brought in a vivid procession from the Akal Takhat (the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs) in the morning to the temple to be returned at night. Singing is central to Sikh worship & is a feast to the souls when hymns from the holy scripture are recited Kirtan and the waves of the classical ragas, a sublim blend of voice & music. Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women an children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memoral and Garden have been created here as a national monument.

Afternoon visit Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well coordinated and spectacular display. 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 today this point is the only land route open to approach Pakistan

DAY 14 :  AMRITSAR - DELHI   (TRAIN)
Morning at leisure

Afternoon, Transfer to the railway station to board train for Delhi . Dinner will be served on board the train.
Arrive Delhi, transfer to prebooked Hotel

DAY 15 : DEPART DELHI
Morning, transfer to the airport to board flight back home.

 


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