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THE  HIMALAYAN  HERITAGE
12 Nights / 13 Days
Delhi - Shimla - Palampur - Pragpur - Nalagarh - Delhi
Overnight Stays in Heritage Hotel
 
 
 

 

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; 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 - SHIMLA   (TRAIN)trips to India
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to board train for 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, transfer to prebooked Hotel Woodville Palace - has an impressive history dating right back to 1866 when Sir William Mansfield, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Army became the first resident of this charming and picturesque estate. It was later acquired by His Highness Maharaja Bhagvat Sinh of Gondal State in Western Indian as a gift for his daughter, Rani Leila Ba of Jubbal State. Her husband, Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand tore down the old structure and constructed a new building in 1938. Hundreds of expert artisans were commissioned to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship. Rajkumar Uday Singh, grandson of the Raja Sahib opened a part of the mansion as a small hotel in April, 1977

DAY 04 : 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 05 : SHIMLA
Day at leisure

DAY 06 : SHIMLA - PALAMPURtrips to India
After breakfast, leave for Palampur - is a fascinating spot in the Kangra Valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests. The place enjoys a healthy climate and the pine scented air is said to have curative properties. The scenery presents a sublime and beautiful contrast- the plain presents a picture of rural loveliness and repose, while the hills are majestic. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, whose tops remain covered for most part of the year. This place is being developed as large tourist centre. A ropeway and an amusement park is also on the to be established here. An Agricultural University is already functioning and some tea factories are also coming up. There are also some pleasant walks around the town. A short walk from here takes one to the awe inspiring Bundla chasm which falls over a 100mts. to the Bundla stream. The stream is a thin streak running over stony ground far below the cliff. During the monsoon seasons, it swells and rages - madly over the entire width of the chasm taking stones and boulders along with it and makes loud roaring noise like thunder.

Arrive Palampur and check in at Taragarh Palace - Formerly known as Alhilal (land of the crescent moon) ,Taragarh Palace, was built in the early 1930s as a summer resort. It was bought by the royal family of Jammu & Kashmir in 1951 for the dowager Maharani who lived there for several years. It is now run as a hotel by the present royal family.  In 1931, the 27 year old Nawab of Bahawalpur built large European-style summer residence for himself up in the cool Himalayan jungle of Kangra district . He laid out lush gardens, built a glass pleasure pavilion and a mosque and christened his country palace Al Hilal (The Crescent Moon).

DAY 07 : PALAMPUR
After breakfast, take a day return trip to Dharamsala (35 kms) - the high seat of His Holiness - The Dalai Lama.
Return to Palampur for overnight stay.

DAY 08 : PALAMPUR - PRAGPUR
After breakfast, leave for Pragpur - The Kangra Valley, where Heritage Village Pragpur is located is panoramic and replete with history. It is the home of the famous Kangra school of painting and probably the world's - most certainly India's - oldest ruling lineage comes from here. The area of Pragpur was part of the Principality of Jaswan whose chief, in the late 16th or early 17th Century charged a band of learned men, led by a Kuthiala Sood, to find a suitable place to commemorate Princess 'Prag' of his royal lineage. Prag in Sanskrit translates to pollen. In a way it aptly describes the area of Pragpur which in spring is a fire with blossoms. Founded about 3 centuries ago Pragpur has held onto the essence of an earlier era - unchanged shops, cobbled streets, ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses. The core area of Pragpur is notified as a "Heritage Village", and, along with the nearby village of Garli, the surrounding area is a Heritage Zone.

Arrive Pragpur and check in at Judge's Court - The large splendid Country Manor designed in the Indo-European tradition and built in 1918 for Justice Sir Jai Lal with it's annex. The buildings stand in a 12-acre orchard consisting of mango, lychee, plum, citrus and exotic trees like camphor, clove and cardamom. The property is classified as "Heritage"and this in a way makes it India's first classified Heritage Country Manor with an ambience reminiscent of the turn of the 20th Century.

DAY 09 : PRAGPUR
Day free to explore the area in and around Pragpur.

DAY 10 : PRAGPUR - NALAGARH
After breakfast, leave for Nalagarh - Nalagarh is the capital of the Kingdom of Hindur founded by Raja Ajai Chand in 1100 A.D.
It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs who originate from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of Central India. The famous Khajuraho Temples were built by the Chandela Kings of yore. The Fort was built during the region of Raja Bikram Chand in 1421. The present Raja of Nalagarh & his relatives extend a Royal Welcome.

Arrive Nalagarh and check in at Fort Nalagarh - the Nalagarh Fort lies atop a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, and offers panoramic views of the Shivalik Ranges beyond the Sirsa River. The fort consists of several structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. Nalagarh Fort has undergone several renovations, and now functions as a premier heritage hotel the ideal place to unwind, away from the heat and dust of the plains.  Nalagarh Fort rises above a 20 acre land comprising forest and orchard, and is built on five levels, three of which feature beautiful manicured lawns.

Rest of the day, free for individual activities.

DAY 11 : NALAGARH
After breakfast, excursion to Anandpur Sahib. Return to Nalagarh for overnight stay.

DAY 12 : NALAGARH - DELHI
After breakfast, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in at prebooked hotel.

DAY 13 :  DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home/onward destination.

 


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