Himachal with Amritsar & Chandigarh
10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Delhi – Chandigarh
Pickup from Delhi Airport, drive to Chandigarh. Check in Hotel. Afternoon visit Rock garden. In the afternoon, visit Parivar Vichorra and Anandpur Sahib, the fortress temple on the left bank of the Sutlej River founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur. It was here that the Sikh religion acquired its final military character. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 :Chandigarh - Amritsar
Today morning after breakfast drive towards Amritsar. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Evening visit Indo-Pak, Attari Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony at 5 P.M. Soldiers from India and Pakistan march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Evening visit the Golden Temple- built in the midst of the holy pool by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1803, it is also known as Darbar Sahib or Har Mandir Sahib. The dome of the temple is covered with an estimated 400 kgs of gold leaf, hence its popular name the 'Golden Temple'. The interiors of the temple, like- wise, decorated by inlay work with delicate floral patterns are done with semiprecious stones. Adjoining the pool is Akal Takht, established by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Singh. It is seat of the supreme head of the Sikh religious authority. Later visit Return to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 03 :Amritsar - Dalhousie
Morning after breakfast visit Jalialwala Bagh & Rambagh. Later drive to Dalhousie - established in 1854 by the British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Built around five hills Dalhousie is clothed in stately groves of deodar and oak. Its marvelous forests trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, springs and rivulets. Dalhousie still has a touch of the "Raj" and its colonial style buildings and houses bring back the flavors of an earlier era. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Dalhousie – Chamba – Khajjair – Dalhousie
From here we proceed to Chamba enroute visiting Khajjiar. Located at the center of the sloping meadows is a small bog-like pond into which water from the surrounding meadows and forests drains. Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part of the notified Kalatop-Khajjiar sanctuary. The Monal Pheasant, a bird which was fairly common till recent times has become relatively difficult to spot nowadays. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Dalhousie – Dharamshala
After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. Mcleodganj is a famous little town of Dharamsala also known as "Little Tibet". H.H. The Dalai Lama resides here. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery .The external wall is surrounded by rows of prayes wheels. Within the monastery are large idols of Buddha, A valokteshwara and Padamsambhava and walls lined with Thankas. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Dharamshala – Manali
After breakfast, drive to Manali. A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden.Check in Hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, visit to Hadimba Devi Temple - built in the tranquil and serene woods, Vashist Bath, Tibetan Monastery and Roerich Art Gallery. Afternoon half day tour of Naggar Castle and local Bazar. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 08:Manali To Rohtang Pass
After breakfast, full day tour of Rohtang Pass - the majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best. On your descent down to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The magnificient views and the natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi and Nehru Kund. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Manali – Shimla
After Breakfast, drive to Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. On Arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, depart for the winter sports capital - Kufri, where you can photograph yourself in hired Pahari or Himachal outfits, enjoy horse riding or yak riding (on own). Later proceed to Naldhera, which is famous for its golf course and scenic beauty. Later in the evening visit to Mall Road of Shimla, where you stroll around for street shopping & enjoy local cuisines. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 11:Shimla – Delhi
After early breakfast, visit Timber Trail Hill. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arrival transfer to airport for your flight back home.
Tour Includes :
- • Return Airfare Bhubaneswar –Delhi – Bhubaneswar
- • 01 Night accommodation in Chandigarh
- • 01 Night accommodation in Amritsar
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Dalhousie
- • 01 Night accommodation in Dharmashala
- • 03 Nights accommodation in Manali
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Shimla
- • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Luxury vehicle
- • Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel
- • Interstate transport taxes, toll, parking driver allowance