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Himalayan Foothills

 

Himalayan Foothills
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Day 1- Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of 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 Laxminarayan 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.

Day 2- To Rishikesh 

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. Aftrnoon 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

Day 3- 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

Day 4- To Chandigarh 
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 5- In Chandigarh 
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.

Day 6- To Shimla 
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.

Day 7- 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

Day 8- To Manali 
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

Day 9- 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 Rehalla Falls
 
Day 10- to Dharamshala
Morning drive to Dharamshala. Arrive Dharamshala and check – in at hotel. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamsala 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.

Day 11- 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.

Day 12- To Dalhousie
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

Day 13- In Dalhousie
Day free for independent activities or to see the local attractions.

Day 14- To Amritsar 
Morning drive to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar and check – in at hotel. The city is famous for its Golden Temple

Day 15- To Delhi 

Morning city tour of Amritsar visiting 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 b the British. Intime transfer to Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi. (No hotel envisaged in Delhi)

Day 16- Leave Delhi
You will be assisted by a   representative to board flight for onward destination. End of our services……………

Hotel Options

Cities

Superior

Standard

Delhi

Le Meridien

Siddharth

Rishikesh

Natraj

The Great Ganga

Chandigarh

Mountview

Shivalik View

Shimla

Oberoi Cecil

Woodville Palace Resorts

Manali

Holiday Inn

Apple Valley Resort

Dharamshala

Chonor House

Surya Resort

Dalhousie

Mount View

Mount View

Amritsar

Ritz Plaza

Ritz Plaza

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis, as per the list below.
  • Breakfast on all days.
  • All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
  • All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives bynon air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide.
  • Inter state road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
  • Train fare as per the itinerary.

Exclusions:

  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to any monuments or camera fee.
  • Any airfare or airport tax
  • Tips, gratuities.
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.


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