Natural Himachal with Holy Amritsar

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destination Covered: Amritsar - Dalhousie - Delhi - Dharamshala - Manali - Shimla -

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Overview


Tour Highlights

Itinerary

Early morning, drive to Shimla. Shimla often referred to as the “Queen of Hill Stations” & it was the summer capital of India under the British. It is a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. On aarrival in Shimla, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Shimla.

Morning after breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Shimla including Jakhoo Hill, Institute of Advance Studies, Christ Church & Mall Road. Overnight in Hotel.

JAKHOO TEMPLE: The highest point in Shimla at a height of 2455 metres & offers eye catching view of the town & hills. According to the epic tale of Ramayana, Lord Hanuman rested on this hill while he was on his way to Lanka. The Jakhoo temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman

INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES: Formerly it was known as the Vice-regal Lodge, this is one of the finest British-Colonial buildings anywhere in the World and combines a variety of architectural styles with remarkable Interior woodwork.

CHRIST CHURCH: This is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility

MALL ROAD: This is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices, tourist offices & Local Market.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. Enroute enjoy the amazing view of the beautiful villages situated among the green Hills On arrival in Manali, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.

After breakfast start your sightseeing of Manali including Hadimba Devi & Manu temple in Old Manali, hot water spring at Vashist temple, Arjun Gufa (Cave of Arjun) & take a walk on Mall Road to see the colorful Market of Manali. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.

After breakfast drive to Dharamsala, Dharamsala lies on the backdrop of the snow-draped Dhauladhar Mountains, a sub-system of the Himalaya, the town is surrounded by woods of pine and deodar and commands majestic views of the main range and the Kangra Valley below. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight in Hotel at Dharamsala.

Morning after breakfast, enjoy the visit of Mcleod Ganj, is the home of the His Holiness Dalai Lama and Tsuglakhang Buddhist Temple. Later visit the Tibetan Medical Institute and Museum and Tibetan Library.

Later drive continue to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is spread out over five hills & named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit the Panjpulla (A pretty spot, where water from natural sources flows under five bridges), Bara Patthar (small temple), Bakrota hills (offers magnificent views of the snow clad peaks). Overnight in Hotel at Dalhousie.

After breakfast drive for a full day excursion to Khajjiar & Chamba.

Khajjiar: A picturesque spot with an emerald shaped meadow amidst a dense Deodar forest which even has a lake with a floating island at its centre & often called India’s Switzerland, This amazing hill station is houses of magnificent and incredible attraction like 12th century temple Khajji Nag dedicated to Snake God, Five life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers & Golf Course.

Chamba: Chamba stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. It is a cold land with warm people under the purest of skies, offers a variety of scenic beauty. It is well known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous attractions like Bhuri singh Museum, Hari Rai Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamunda Temple, Rang Mahal, The Chowgan & St. Andrew Church.

Morning after breakfast drive to Amritsar.  Its name derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple and means “holy pool of nectar”. It is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. The beautiful and unique Golden Temple was initiated by Guru Ramdaas Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru, and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjun Dev Ji.  On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Afternoon drive about 30 Km to Wagha Border (Indo-Pak Border) & enjoy flag ceremony. Return back to hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Amritsar.

Early morning visit the Golden temple in Sunrise. Later back to hotel for breakfast. After that visit the Jaliawala Bagh, this site is witness to one of the most brutal incidents that took place during the Indian freedom struggle & to pay homage to the thousands killed in this incident, the Jallianwala Bagh was built, later visit other Hindu temples & museum of Summer Palace. Later transfer to Railway station to board train for Delhi.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India trip.
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