HIMACHAL FANTASY

Departure Date

Monday

Duration

14 Days/13 Nights

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14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS

DELHI I AMRITSAR I DHARAMSHAIA I MANALI I SHIMLA I CHANDIGARH

 

Himachal Pradesh, an abode to various natural phenomena greets tourists from different nooks and crannies of the world. With our 14 days and 13 nights Himachal Holiday Package, you are tendered an opportunity to explore the natural richness of this Northern State of India. Right from a sightseeing tour in Shimla, to an adventure tour in Manali; from a spiritual visit to the Buddhist Monastery at Dharamshala & Goldent Temple in Amritsar.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01Arrive/Delhi by International flight

Arrive Delhi, International Airport

Assistance on arrival.

Transfer to your Hotel.

Briefing of the tour by the executive

Delhi – discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02Delhi

Breakfast in the Hotel.

Full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India's capital by the British intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture.

Red Fort

You will be taken to visit the Red Fort (Closed on Monday) (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE - Red Fort was built by the mughal emperor famous for its architectural wonders one of which is Taj Mahal - Shah Jahan. Red Fort is famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers)

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid – the Great Mughal Mosque (It is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and it again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is behind this architectural masterpiece. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were involved in the construction of the mosque)
Then visit Raj Ghat (The cremation ground of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi)

Humayun's Tomb

After the visit of Old Delhi you will move ahead to visit Humayun's Tomb (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE - Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed in 1565 AD by the widow of Mughal emperor Humayun. Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise garden and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based on a grid)

Qutab Minar

Continue your tour with Qutab Minar (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE - Qutab Minar is 73 meters high which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. The walls consist intricately carved quotations from Koran and is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world),at last enter the Lutyens Delhi and drive through India Gate (The war memorial) and President's Palace.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03Delhi/Amritsar by flight (01hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.

Transfer to Delhi airport in time to connect flight for Amritsar.

Meet/Assist on arrival and rest of the day is free to relax.

Amritsar city is one of the major cities of the Punjab state in India. This city was founded by Guru Ram Das  in 1574. Earlier Guru Ram Das had begun building Santokhsar Sarovar, near the village of Sultanwind in 1564 (according to one source in 1570). It could not be completed before 1588. In 1574, Guru Ram Das built his residence and moved to this place. At that time, it was known as Guru Da Chakk. (Later, it came to be known as Chakk Ram Das).

Overnight at hotel
Day 04Amritsar

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for full day sightseeing tour of Amritsar.

Golden Temple also called Sri Harmandir Sahib was laid by Guru Ram Das in the 14th century. It is acclaimed as one of the holiest sites for the Sikh community. It has four doorways and gorgeously decorated arches. Reflecting influences of both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the temple standing in the middle of a tank, exudes tremendous architectural brilliance which draws the attention of numerous tourists around the globe. Although principally a pilgrimage spot for the Sikh, it is visited by people of all religions and proves to be one of the greatest tourist attractions in Amritsar on your tour to India. 

Jalianwala Bagh

Jalianwala Bagh situated near the Golden Temple, it bears testimony to the disaster called Jallianwala Bagh massacre during the British Raj. A congregation, attended by several Punjabis on the occasion of Baisakhi (New Year) celebrations on 13 April 1919 was set on fire by General Dyer.

The Wagah border

The Wagah border often called the "Berlin wall of Asia", is a ceremonial border on India–Pakistan Border, where each evening a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags’ takes place.  At that time there is a very energetic and thrilling parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F), India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners, but it really is entertainment for the crowd with grand stands being built on both sides. Troops of each country put on quite an entertaining show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans. Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs.

Overnight at hotel

Day 05Amritsar/Dharamshala by road (210kms/5-6hrs)

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Dharamshala and check in at hotel.

The Colonial origin, the Tibetan influence and the Kangra air make an invigorating cocktail with a unique blend. Dharamshala stands out amongst the other hill-stations of India. It is also an archetypal getaway for the jaded city souls with thatched cottages nestling amidst thick coniferous forests. As one looks up, the green fringes merge with the snow-clad mountains and as your eyes shift downwards, the vast panorama of the Kangra Valley embraces you

Rest of the day is free to relax and shopping at local markets.

Overnight at hotel
Day 06Dharamshala

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for sightseeing tour of McLeod Ganj - H. H. The Dalai Lama resides here.

McLeod Ganj - the Little Lhasa is thick with the Tibetan cultural feel. It is an altogether different World where the crisp breeze is broken by chanting of the hymns along with the tinkling of the prayer wheels. The place was once full of hippies who have since moved out with the crowds inundating the town. For a research scholar, McLeod Ganj offers a host of possibilities and to the not-so-scholarly souls, a cultural bonanza awaits.

Rest of the day is free to relax and shopping at local markets.

Overnight at hotel

Day 07 Dharamshala/Manali by road (240kms/7-8hrs)

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Manali & check in at hotel.

Manali is a Valley nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m in the Beas River Valley. The small town, with a population of 8,096,  is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh.

Rest of the day is free to relax and shopping.

Overnight at hotel
Day 08Manali

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for sightseeing tour of Manali

Hadimba Devi temple - It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to goddess Hadimba,. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms from the city centre. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

MANU TEMPLE:  3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.

Afternoon is free to relax.

Overnight at hotel

Day 09Manali/Shimla by road (250kms/08hrs)

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Shimla & check in at hotel.

Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule. Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 1.6 lacs (Shimla town only). Shimla has seen many important historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India & Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples.

Rest of the day is free to relax.

Overnight at hotel
Day 10Shimla

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for full day sightseeing tour of Shimla.

The Mall is the main shopping street of Shimla. It also has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Gaiety Theatre is also situated there. People walk up and down the Mall slowly, stopping to gossip, as it is the main meeting place for everyone. The Ridge and Scandal point are the two main meeting points at the Mall.

Jakhu Hill

Jakhu Hill: 2 km from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple of Lord Hanuman, which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors.

Shimla State Museum

Shimla State Museum: The Museum, which was opened in 1974, has tried to protect hill-out and the cultural wealth of the state. There is a collection of miniature Pahari paintings, sculptures, bronzes wood-carvings and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region.

Rest of the day is free to relax.

Overnight at hotel
Day 11Shimla/Kufri/Shimla

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for half day excursion to Kufri.

Just 18 Kilometers from Shimla Kufri at an altitude of 2510 m is the most popular tourist spot around Shimla. This place is famous for hiking, skiing, beautiful scenes and a cool environment. The Skiing season spreads between November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters because everyone lands up here to ski and throw snowballs at each other. 

Evening is free to relax.

Overnight at hotel
Day 12Shimla/ Chandigarh by road (120kms/05hrs)

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Chandigarh & check in at hotel.

Chandigarh was one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design. The master plan of the city was prepared by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, which transformed from earlier plans created by the Polish architect Maciej Nowicki and the American planner Albert Mayer.

Rest of the day is free to relax & shopping at local markets.

Overnight at hotel
Day 13Chandigarh

Breakfast in hotel.

Depart for sightseeing tour of Chandigarh.

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (161874.25 m²). It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. Iconic Rock Garden creator Late Nek Chand,The 90-year-old Padma Shri awardee has millions of fans across the globe It is near Sukhna Lake. 

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh, India and spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species.[2] Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr Dr M.S.Randhawa, Chandigarh's first chief commissioner, the garden has the distinction of being Asia's largest. The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value

Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, is a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation.

Overnight at hotel

Day 14Chandigarh/Delhi by flight (50min), Depart/Delhi by International flight

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to Chandigarh airport in time to connect flight for Delhi.

Change the terminal to connect flight for next onward destination.

COST & INCLUSIONS

PremierLuxuryComfort
Summer US$3535 US$2172 US$1820
Winter US$3653 US$2331 US$1878
DelhiTaj PalaceThe LalitSuryaa
AmritsarTaj SavarnaHyatt HotelHoliday Inn
DharmshalaFortune Park MokshaNorling HouseWH Grance Cottage
ManaliThe HimalyanApple CountryQuality Inn
ShimlaWildflower HallRadissonCombermere Hotel
ChandigarhSukhvilasThe LalitLemon Tree

The above rates are valid from

1st October 2019 – 20th December 2019 &

11th January 2020 – 30th April 2020

Based on Minimum 2 persons traveling together.

  Tour Includes

 

   Share twin accommodation with breakfast
   Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
   Services of Local English speaking guide
   Toy Train ride in Shimla
   Present Applicable taxes as on 31st May, 2018

  Tour Excludes

 

    Entrance tickets to Monuments
   International Airfare
   Domestic Airfare
   Visa fee & Insurance
   Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc

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