Delhi - Rishikesh - Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the ITS representative at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel. Relax & overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Morning proceed on a tour of Old Delhi visiting the Majestic Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & the busy bazaars. Later in the afternoon visit New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple. Evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Rishikesh - an important point for beginning trips to Himalayan shrines Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Arrive Rishikesh and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Rishikesh includes Bharat Mandir the oldest temple; Nilkanth Mahadev believed to be the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison churned out of the cosmic ocean; Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day return excursion to Haridwar. Visit Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred Ghat constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganges. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Morning drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh and check – in at hotel. The capital of two states, Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is independent India’s most modern and well-planned city, designed by Le Corbusier. Day free to relax, or visit the shopping malls of Chandigarh, overnight at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings.
Morning drive to the ‘Summer Retreat of the British – Shimla'. Arrive Shimla and check – in at hotel. The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh. Evening visit the Mall road approachable by lift and cars & are not allowed on the mall road of Shimla. Overnight in Shimla.
Morning sightseeing tour of Shimla including The Mall - Shimla’s principal promenade and best for a leisurely walk. Jakhoo Hill is the highest point in Shimla and offers a panoramic view of the city. Glen forest is one of the most fascinating picnic spots in Shimla. Summer Hill has pleasant shady walks in quite surroundings. Chadwick Falls are situated amidst thick forest and gives a breathtaking view. Prospect Hill is a popular picnic spot that gives some beautiful views of the region. Overnight in Shimla.
Morning drive to Manali. Arrive Manali and check – in at hotel. Set amidst forests of towering cedars, circled by snowy peaks and the unending roar of the Beas as a constant companion, Manali offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, nature walks, angling and other winter sports. Overnight in Manali.
Morning sightseeing tour of Manali including the legendary Hadimba Devi Temple and the picturesque Tibetan Monastery. Go a little bit away from the town, and you come across the legendary Arjun Gufa, the historically famous village Jagatsukh, the serene Nehru Kund, the picturesque landscapes of Kothi and Solang Valley, besides the 9,000-foot-high Rahla Falls also known as the snow points of Manali.
Morning drive to Dharamshala, enroute visit the Temple of Baijnath near Palampur. Arrive Dharamshala and check – in at hotel. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dauladhar mountains, Dharamshala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is a charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer forests. Evening free to relax, overnight in Dharamshala.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dharamshala including various monasteries and Mcleodganj often called Little Lhasa and the residence of the Dalai Lama, which has been here for over three decades. The monastery has larger-than-life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Also visit ST. JOHN’S, the charming dressed stone church in the wilderness.
Morning drive to Dalhousie. Arrive Dalhousie and check – in at hotel. The hill station of Dalhousie is named after a former British governor-general, and is full of old world charm and exudes a lingering aura of colonial times
Morning take an excursion tour of Khajjiar known as Switzerland of India. Enjoy horse ride around Khajjiar Lake. Later drive back to Dalhousie & enjoy the snow clad mountain peaks easily visible by naked eye from Dalhousie. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar and check – in at hotel. Visit the famous Golden Temple, a glittering gold and marble temple which is one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Durgiana Mandir is a temple with a golden dome and silver doors; Jalianwala Bagh has a memorial built in memory of unarmed victims massacred by the British. Overnight in Amritsar.
Morning transfer to Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Assistance on arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel. relax and overnight in Delhi.
In time transfer to airport to board the flight back home.
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