India is not only famous for its breathtaking scenery, colorful and tasty cuisine, smiling people, beautiful beaches, abundant nature ... but also and above all for its cultural wealth and religions. Our travel agency in India offers you a spiritual journey to discover the country differently on your next trip to India. We offer a tour through off the beaten track. We put at your service our best english speaking local guides. It is a tour on the road of the three Indian religions namely, Sikhism, Buddhism and of course Hinduism. During this 14-day North India tour and tour, you will go to the heart of the most beautiful temples, synagogues and monasteries in this part of the country to learn more about these religions mentioned above
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our local guide. He will arrange your transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, you will be amazed at the beauty of the scenery offered by the city of Delhi. Many sights are to be discovered on site during your tour in India through offbeat route. Night at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
After a great relaxing night in Delhi, get ready for a train ride to Haridwar and Rishikesh during your tailor made India trip. These are your next two travel destinations. You will get off at Haridwar station. It is an Indian city located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is near Rishikesh. It should be noted that Haridwar is one of the 7 sacred cities of Hinduism. Every twelve years there is an important religious festival called "Kumbh Mela". It is a Hindu pilgrimage organized four times every twelve years, taking place alternately in the heart of holy cities like Haridwar. Note that the city is also known worldwide as the world capital of yoga and meditation. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 03: Rishikesh
Will be dedicated to the discovery of Rishikesh and Chandigarh during your budget tour in India. You will begin to discover Rishikesh. It is a city in the state of Uttarakhand. It is in northern India. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, it is famous as a pilgrimage city attracting not only a large number of Hindus, but also Westerners for its ashrams where yoga is taught. So, why not take advantage of this trip to India off the beaten track to indulge in the practice of yoga. This is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate on the spot. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Rishikesh - Chandigarh
After breakfast at the hotel, go to Chandigarh! It is a city and Northern Territory of the country not to be missed during India tour. It is also the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. Many activities await you on site. On the program: visits, discoveries, meetings ... Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Chandigarh - Amritsar
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will discover Amritsar! Let yourself be tempted by an unprecedented spiritual adventure in India. One of the first steps is the discovery of Amritsar. Our local agency in India accompanies you throughout the adventure. Get ready for the discovery of the beautiful city of Amritsar and its main attractions. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 06: Amritsar
Amritsar is an Indian city located in northwestern Indian Punjab. One of the most visited sites in the city is undoubtedly the Golden Temple. This temple is a true spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh community. As a reminder, the Sikh religion is a monotheistic religion founded in the north by Guru Nanak in the 15th century. So do not miss the discovery of the Golden Temple during your budget India tour. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Amritsar - Mcleod Ganj
Mcleod Ganj or the upper city is an almost obligatory stage. It is in the Kangra Valley. It is located near Dharamsala (a city in northern India, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh). It should be noted that Dharamsala is the home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, currently in exile from the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is therefore a step not to be missed during your spiritual journey in India with a specialist travel agency. Dinner and overnight at the hotel !
Day 08: A full day of exploration at McLeod Ganj
After breakfast, spend an entire day exploring McLeod Ganj. You will visit the residence and the Dalai Lama Monastery as well as the Tsuglag Khang. It is the most important Buddhist monument of McLeod Ganj. The Namgyal Monastery houses large statues of the Buddha that are worth a look. Your getaway to McLeod Ganj will also allow you to meet the monks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: McLeod Ganj - Andretta Village (63km/2h28)
After breakfast, you will discover Andretta. This small village of Kangra, with its mild climate and natural environment will not leave you indifferent. It is a peaceful and pleasant place to visit. You will go to meet artisans and locals. You will spend the night in a restored private house. Dinner and overnight at homestay
Day 10: Andretta - Pragpur (94km/2h58)
Breakfast at the hotel, explore the city of Palampur. Lunch in Palampur. In the afternoon, go to Pragpur It is a historic village that is worth seeing. At the heart of the village, you will meet the local population. This is the perfect opportunity to discover also the habits and customs of the inhabitants as well as their religions. You will be hosted in the "Court of Judges". This carefully restored 300-year-old mansion house and gite are home to a magnificent garden. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Shimla (Summer Capital of India during the British Raj)
Get ready to explore the state capital of Himachal Pradesh Get ready to leave for Shimla during your tour to North India. You will travel through the most beautiful landscapes of the country. Enjoy this landscape of orchards and snow-capped peaks. If you leave early in the morning, you will arrive at the end of the afternoon in Shimla. Once there, you will go directly to your hotel! In the evening, make a small tour to the heart of the local market. Dinner and overnight at hotel!
Day 12: Shimla Discovery Day
A trip to North India ensures a safe change of scenery like the discovery of Shimla. It is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It lies in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. Note that it is also an ancient summer capital of the British Raj. It is a tourist town full of history to discover. Note that this is also the terminus of the Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway line. Among the unmissable things to discover in the heart of the city, do not miss the visit of the pedestrian avenue which shelters various craft shops. The latter are specialized above all in objects and wooden toys. Among the Hindu shrines of the region, do not miss the visit of the Kali Bari temple and the Jakhoo temple. The latter is on the hill of the same name. This hill is the highest point of the city of Shimla. It is also the ideal place to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Shimla - Kalka
Kalka is the penultimate stage of this North India tour before taking your flight back to Delhi. Kalka is a town in India in the Panchkula district of Haryana State. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the city's must-sees: Prachin Kali Mata Kalka Temple, Manki Point - Sanjeevni Hanuman Temple, Gilbert Trail, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaushalya Dam, Baba Balak Nath Temple, Balaji Temple, Kansal Forest Rest House and Jayanti Devi Dam. It's up to you to choose the tour that interests you most, because you will certainly not have time to see everything. You must prepare for the train trip with the "Toy Train" to Delhi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: The day of departure
Day 14 is the day of departure to leave India from Delhi Airport.