Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
arrival in Delhi.
The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for
travelers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo
Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Pathankot (by train)
Today we have sightseeing in old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi
the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama
the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun's
Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through New Delhi where we
see the India
Government Buildings and Embassies. In the night transfer to the
railway station for the train to Pathankot.
Day 3: Pathankot - Dalhousie (about 83 km / 2
In the morning arrive in Pathankot railway station and drive to
Dalhousie. Dalhousie is
a beautiful hill station in Himachal
It was established in 1854 by the British as a summer retreat for
its troops and bureaucrats, and was named after Lord Dalhousie who
was the British Viceroy at that time. Dalhousie is located on the
western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, and
surrounded by the beautiful snow capped peaks. In the afternoon
arrive in Dalhousie. Rest of the day at leisure.
Today we have sightseeing in Dalhousie. The old charm of Dalhousie
is known by the four attractive churches. Some of these churches are
John's Church and St.
The St. John's Church is comfortably located at Gandhi Chowk. This
is one of the oldest church in Dalhousie and stone walls took the
place of wooden planks in 1863, when a visitor complained about it.
St Francis Church is also located near it, on a wooded rise above
Subhash Chowk. This was built in 1894, and services are still held
on Sundays. Scottish and Victorian architecture can be seen in the
bungalows and churches in the town.
Day 5: Dalhousie - Dharamshala (about 140 km /
Today we drive to Dharamshala.
Dharamshala has one of the most spectacular settings for a hill
station as it varies in height from 1200 m. to 1800 m. Dharamshala
is split into two parts. The lower part is only known as Dharamshala
and is about 9 kms away from the upper part only known as
Mcleodganj. In Dharamshala there is a strong Tibetan influence. The
Dalai Lama settled here after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in
Day 6: Dharamshala
Today we visit the Namgyal monastery at Mcleodganj. This monastery
is the major attraction in Mcleodganj and is located on the opposite
side of the Dalai Lama's residence. This monastery contains large
gilded bronzes of Buddha,
Avalokitesvara and Padmasabhavam.
Afterwards we have a walk through Mcleodganj and visit the St.
John church. This church has attractive stained glass windows. Lord
Elgin, one of the viceroy of the British occupied India was buried
in this church. Evening at leisure to visit the markets at
Day 7: Dharamshala - Manali (about 270 km /
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Manali.
The landscape here is breathtaking. One can see spectacular views of
well-defined snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas River
rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild
flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the
stream's edge. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny
fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a
favorite resort for trekkers to various regions in Kashmir
It is known as the Switzerland of India. In the evening arrive in
the morning we will have sightseeing in Manali. Today we will visit
Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Hot Water Spring and Monastery. Hidimba
Devi temple was
built in 1553. This temple has a superbly crafted four-tiered pagoda
roof and famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. Vashishth Hot
Water Springs are the well known hot water springs. There are old
temples dedicated to the sage Vashishth and Lord
In the evening we visit a small Tibetan monastery which houses
several Buddha images.
Day 9: Manali
Today we have an excursion to the town of Kullu.
The most charming and beautiful Kulu valley spreads out its charm on
either side of river Beas. This valley is surrounded by the meadows,
rushing streams and meandering brooks and open to all the tourists,
who want to breathe the air of the Himalaya and enjoy the beautiful
mountain scenery. In Kullu we visit the Raghunath
Naggar. Raghunathji is the principal deity of the valley. Naggar is
situated on the left bank of the Beas, on a wooded slope and
commands an extensive view. It was the capital of erstwhile Kulu
state for about 1400 years. There are large number of famous temples
notably Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Lord Krishna and Roerich
Roerich art gallery which houses the paintings of Nicholas Roerich
as well as his sculptures is less than a km. from the Castle. After
having excursion we drive back to Manali.
Day 10: Manali - Shimla (about 280 km / 7-8
In the morning we drive towards Shimla.
The British called Shimla the "Queen of Hill Stations." Shimla is
situated in the northwest Himalayas.
It was the summer capital of India before
independence and it is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla
derives its name from "Shyamala" the goddess
whose temple existed in the dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in
the early 19th century. Its well developed facilities, easy
accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most
popular and biggest hill stations.
Day 11: Shimla
Today we have sightseeing in Shimla. In our sightseeing we visit the Gothic
This Christ church is located on the Shimla’s prominent Ridge. Even
today, the church has some interesting memorial tablets while the
pews still mark the seats of British Viceroy of India, the
Commander-in-Chief and the Punjab’s Governor. Later we visit the Jakhoo
It is the highest point in Shimla and offers a spectacular view of
the town, hills and distant mountain ranges. The peak has a temple
dedicated to the Lord
After visiting the temple we return back to hotel. In the evening we
visit the Mall and Scandal Point for shopping. Scandal
the hub of Shimla’s social life and is said to be so named after a
British Commander-in-Chief’s daughter eloped from the spot with the
Maharaja of Patiala.
Day 12: Shimla
The whole day at leisure in Shimla to enjoy the natural
Day 13: Shimla - Kalka (about 90 km / 5 hours) - Delhi (by
we drive to the Kalka railway
station for the train to Delhi. In the night arrive in Delhi.
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Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of
money (subject to availability).
Inclusions in the given tour cost:
Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath
and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast and dinner in the Hotel during the tour.
ticket (Delhi - Pathankot), (Kalka - Delhi)
Toll Parking, DA
Arrival / Departure Assistance
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air
Conditioned vehicle with driver
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry,
Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
Additional Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then
mentioned in the Itinerary
Guide Charges & Entrances Charges
Unspecified Meals etc
Anything which is not included in the inclusions
Package cost per person
on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport
Vehicle to be used
Air Conditioned Tata Indigo Car
Conditioned Toyota Innova Car
Air Conditioned Tempo Traveler
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Best time to do the tour: 15th April to 15th July
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