Highlights of the trip: The Himalayas form the backdrop to the scenic north of India. This is a wonderful journey into the foothills, where you can trek to remote monasteries and temples and explore Shimla, the former summer capital of the British Raj. Follow the footsteps of Dalai Lama, Visit Khajjiar – Mini Switzerland of India and Golden Temple – the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs. This journey is fairly active and takes you off the beaten track into some incredible scenic areas.
Days 1-2 Delhi -
Namaste! Welcome to India.
Arrive Delhi airport and included transfer to your hotel. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting as per your itinerary. Your tour leader (in case of group) / Glorious India Tours representative (for Private Tours) would have a meeting with you and discuss the itinerary in detail.
Dive head first into the color and chaos of India. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the crowded bazaar and scented spice markets of Delhi. On day 2 we visit the wonderful Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and see one of its most impressive buildings, the Lotus Temple and drive past India Gate with surrounding Govt. Building and Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
Day 3-4 Shimla -
Make an early start to the Shimla - once the Summer Capital of British India Company by private car. Arrive and transfer to Hotel.The city is draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. Visit Te Ridge, Mall Road, St. Michael Catherdral and Lakar Bazzar.
Day 5 Mandi -
Depart for Mandi in a private car. On arrival at Mandi transfer to Hotel.
Visit Mandi also called "Chotta Kashi" as there are many ancient temples in the city and on the banks of river Beas.
Later depart for Excursion trip to Rewalsar and visit Rewalsar Lake and Monastery
Day 6-7-8 Dharamshala -
Proceed for Dharmshala by Private Car.
Dharamshala is a city and the district headquarters of the Kangra district in the northern regions of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town of Mcleodganj in Upper Dharamsala is known worldwide for the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that take place here every year. It is also his residence and the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile, led by the Prime Minister, Samdhong Rimpoche. Mecleodganj is also referred to as Upper Dharamsala.
Visit Norbulinka Institute – A picture of old rural Tibet, Tsuglagkhang – is a sacred building complex enclosing the residence of Dalai Lama. Visit to Bhagsu Nath Temple - a quiet temple and the numerous pools in the vicinity are considered sacred by devout Hindus and Bhagsu Nath Falls
Day 9 - 10 Dalhousie -
Drive to Depart for Dalhousie by private car.
Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British viceroy in India at that time. It is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks.
Depart for an excursion trip to Khajjiar - often called the Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh and was officially baptized thus by the Swiss Ambassador on July 7, 1992.
Day 11-12 Amritsar -
Post breakfast at hotel, depart for Amritsar by Car,
Amritsar: The name of the city derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple ( Harmandir Sahib) and means "holy pool of nectar" (Amrit: elixir; Sar: (short for sarovar) lake).
Later visit Golden Temple, Jallian Wala Bagh and Wagah Border.
Day 13 Delhi -
Board Train for Delhi, arrive and later day free to unwind and relax.
Day 14 Delhi – Depart -
Visit Akshar Dham Temple – arguably one of the most beautiful temple of India. Later in time transfer to Airport to board flight for your journey back home.
Note : Tour Cost on request.
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Included Activities: Sightseeing Delhi - Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat, India Gate (Drive Pat) and Akshar Dham, Sight Seeing Shimla – St Michael Cathedral, Lakar Bazzar, The Ridge and The Mall Road, Sight Seeing Mandi – Excursion to Rewalsar , Sight Seeing Dharamshala – Norbulinka Institute – A picture of old rural Tibet, Tsuglagkhang – is a sacred building complex enclosing the residence of Dalai Lama, Visit to Bhagsu Nath Temple - a quiet temple and the numerous pools in the vicinity are considered sacred by devout Hindus and Bhagsu Nath Falls, Sight Seeing Dalhousie – Excursion trip to Khajiar, Sightseeing of Amritsar – Visit of Golden Temple - Culturally the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs, Visit to Jallian Wala Bagh - Garden Site of the massacre of April 13, 1919, Visit to Wagah Border – The Road Border between India and Pakistan,
Route: Delhi - Shimla - Mandi - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Delhi