Himachal with Uttarakhand

Duration
17 Days/ 16 Nights
Destinations Covered
Delhi – Amritsar –Dharamshala - Mandi – Manali – Shimla – Chandigarh Rishikesh
Contact email addresses
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Day 01: Delhi - Welcome in Incredible India!

On arrival at International airport you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

In the Morning after having breakfast, you’re going to enjoy guided tours to major tourist attractions like QutubMinar, India Gate, President House, Humayun tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandnichowk, Lodi Garden. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Amritsar (By train)

In the Morning after having breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi Railway station to board the Train to Amritsar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Later in the day drive to the official India- Pakistan crossing at Wagah to witness the very interesting Beating the retreat ceremony. Stay overnight at Amritsar.

Day 04: Amritsar

In the Morning after having breakfast, Visit the Golden Temple to attend the prayers. The most amazing part is to watch the grand communal feast at the Golden Temple, which runs 24 hours a day where anyone can participate in cooking, washing, cleaning, feeding and other activities at the Langar (feast) Hall. Also visit JalianwalaBagh. Stay overnight at Amritsar.

Day 05: Amritsar - Dharamshala (211km/4h50)

In the Morning after having breakfast,drive towards Dharamshala. Dharamshala is a city in northern India, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. She is sometimes called Little Lhasa because she is the home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, currently in exile in Tibet. For many years, Buddhism has been the main religion of the region. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Dharamshala

In the Morning after having breakfast,visit this ancient colonial town located at the foot of the majestic chain of Dhauladar called "Little Lhasa" and indeed mainly attended by Tibetans, Buddhist pilgrims, and Western tourists in search of mysticism. Stroll in the evening to melt in the crowd Indo-Tibetan in the streets of Mac Leodganj. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Dharamshala

In the Morning after having breakfast,Full day spent visiting local tourism "ChungaLakaha" HH Dalailama Monastery, the Bhagsu Nag Temple, Dal Lake, TCV Refugee School and Norbulinga Institute of Tibetology with excellent library. Rest of free time for individual activities or relax. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Dharamshala - Mandi (152km/5h)

In the Morning after having breakfast, which still retains pretty old Hindu temples. "End of the habitable world", which has attracted various populations of nomads and Tibetan refugees. The fertile mountainous flanks are conducive to market gardening and sheep rearing. En route, stop at Ragunath Temples and BashesharMahadev Stone Temple, the largest in the Kullu Valley. Continue to Mandi and walk in the bazaar. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Mandi - Manali (132km/4h27)

In the Morning after having breakfast, drive towards Manali. Extends to the northern end of the Kulu Valley on a very old site. The landscape is beautiful with snow-capped peaks, pine forests, tiny meadows, orchards and the clear-water Beas River flowing through the city. Stayovernightathotel.

Day 10: Manali

In the Morning after having breakfast, excursion to Vasisht, a pretty little village on the bank of the Beas and famous for its hot thermal springs and temples. The pyramidal stone temple is dedicated to the sage Vashist Muni and God Rama. Naturally hot and sulphurous thermal springs, with two separate pools for men and women, are very popular. Rest of free time in the local market.Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Manali - Shimla (257km/8h6)

In the Morning after having breakfast, drive to Shimla. The city of Shimla, now called Shimla, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a very tourist town, which was even named capital of the summer by the British colonists who occupied it for a long time. It is located near a huge forest. Its summers are hot, but winters are the occasion of heavy snowfall, especially in January and February. The city takes its name from the goddess Shyamala Devi. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Shimla

In the Morning after having breakfast, among the most interesting tours of Shimla, Christ Church is a must. This church is one of the oldest in northern India. It is really beautiful, with large stained glass windows decorated and decorated. Its visit is a must for all travelers, who appreciate its beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Then continue this incredible day of circuit in India with the Shimla State Museum. This building houses all the historical and cultural remains of Shimla. You can admire sculptures, paintings, bronzes, as well as costumes and jewels from the traditional art of the city and even the whole region. The Ridge is the hub of all Shimla cultural activities. It is located along the Mall Road, the famous shopping center of Shimla. Finally, discover the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, a British colonial building steeped in history. It is built at the top of the observatory hill, one of the seven hills that surround the city. Most of the building is in the basement and has prisons and torture rooms! Ghandi made a stay there; invited by the English ... It was originally built to accommodate Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of the Indies from 1884 to 1888. Since 1965 he has hosted the prestigious "Indian Institute of Advanced Studies". Stayovernightathotel.

Day 13: Shimla - Chandigarh (122km/4h10)

In the Morning after having breakfast, drive towards Chandigarh. Later visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Boat ride at Sukana Lake at sunset point. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 14 - 15 - 16: Chandigarh - Rishikesh (223km/6h18)

In the Morning after having breakfast, drive towards Rishikesh. On arrival, check in at Ashram.  Visit the temple of Bharat, TriveniGhat, Ram &LaxmanJhula Ashram and Ghats.In the evening you will assist spiritual aarti ceremony which held on the bank of holy river Ganga by the Hindu priest. Stay overnight at Ashram.

Day 17: Rishikesh - Delhi (By train) (Departure)

In the Morning after having breakfast, you will be transferred to Haridwar RailwayStation to board the Train to Delhi. Later transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to your home with a bunch of sweet memories.

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