Best of Himachal with Golden Temple

Best of Himachal with Golden Temple


DURATION : 09 Nights / 10 Days

PLACES COVERED : 2N Shimla – 3N Manali – 1N Dharamshala – 2N Dalhousie – 1N Amritsar

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Excursion to Kufri, Mall road and scandal point in Shimla
  • Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Mall road and much more… in Manali
  • In Dharamshala, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex (Museum and Home of Dalai Lama), Tour of Norbulingka Institute, Monasteries and Yoga/Meditation programs (optional)
  • In Dalhousie, visit St. John’s Church, Bara pathar & Bakrota Hills
  • Excursion to Khajjiar
  • In Amritsar, visit Harminder Sahib –The Golden Temple and Wagah (India-Pakistan border)
  • Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start and End in Chandigarh

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Chandigarh | Drive to Shimla (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

Meet our representative upon arrival in Chandigarhand proceed to Shimla – abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 02 Trip to Kufri

Drive to Kufri after breakfast. This is a popular picnic spot located 16km from Shimla. You may hike on foot to the Mahasu Peak or pay for a mule ride up the hill. Mahasu is the tallest peak in Kufri that gives tourists an amazing view of distant snow-capped peaks. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, take a walk on Shimla’s famous boulevard, Mall Road. See fine specimens of colonial architecture, snack at the various eateries in the market or shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Shimla – Kullu - Manali (280 kms / approx. 6.5 hours)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Manali. On the way enjoy kullu sightseeing. It is the the valley of gods, or the ‘habitable end of the world’, as the Kullu valley has come to be known, spreads out its charm on either side of the upper reaches of the river Beas. This valley is famous for the beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar forest sand sprawling apple orchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range. The valley is only 80 km long and 2 km at its broadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery.  Later proceed to Manali & it offers super views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, and with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists. Apart from temples, Manali is popular among adventure tourists coming for trekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 04 Sightseeing in Manali

In morning after breakfast, go on an adventurous drive to Solang valley – a major attraction, without which the trip remains incomplete. All above mentioned adventure activities can be availed here at Solang Valley. Apart from activities, there are splendid views to enjoy in and around the Solang Valley. Later, today visit popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle and Art gallery. In the evening, go for a walk along Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 Day at leisure in Manali

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, you may explore the destination offering numerous adventure sports and other places of interest. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 06 Drive from Manali – Dharamshala (215 kms / approx. 6 hours)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 07 Sightseeing in Dharamshala I Drive to Dalhousie (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medical center and the Church of St. John. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Later drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

Day 08 Sightseeing in Dalhousie with Khajjiar Excursion

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Khajjiar which is 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India - Khajjiar. The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood. Later return back to Dalhousie & visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar and hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks. Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09 Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar (200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

After early breakfast, drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4th Sikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. After check-in at the hotel, proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles. After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple. If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 10 Amritsar – Departure from Chandigarh (232 kms / approx. 5 hours)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport for return journey back home.

Route
HOTELS OFFERED:
City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Shimla 2 East Bourne Resort & Spa Snow Valley Resort Bridge View Regency Breakfast & Dinner
Manali 3 Citrus Resort Manali Heights Victory Resort Breakfast & Dinner
Dharamshala 1 Indraprastha Spa Resort WH Grace Hotel Royal Palace Resort Breakfast & Dinner
Dalhouise 2 Amod Indraprastha Resort Grace Mount Breakfast & Dinner
Amritsar 1 Hyatt Regency Park inn by Radisson The Grand Galaxy Breakfast & Dinner
PACKAGE COST IN INR Category A Category B Category C
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 51267 40769 33616
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 43947 33449 26296
Cost for Extra Adult / Child with Bed (Hotel cost only) 25738 17408 13018
Cost for Child without Bed (Hotel cost only) 15269 10326 8700

Category

Hotel

DATES

1 Pax

2 Pax

 3 Pax

 4 Pax

A

East Bourne Resort & Spa - Shimla

01st Oct - 31st Oct'18 and 23rd Jan - 26th Jan'19

1200

600

400

600

B

Snow Valley Resort - Shimla

01st Oct - 08th Oct'18, 26th Jan to 29th Jan'19 and 01st March to 04th March ‘2019

1728

864

576

864

C

Bridge View Regency - Shimla

01st  Oct - 03rd Oct'18, 19Th Oct - 22nd Oct'18 , 15 Dec' - 6th Jan'19 and 25th -28th Jan'19

1200

600

480

600

A

Citrus Resort - Manali

03rd Nov to 11th Nov'18

1200

600

400

600

C

Victory Resort - Manali

15th Oct'18 to 15 Nov'18 and 15 December'18 to 20 December'18

1200

600

400

600

A

Indraprastha Spa Resort - Dharamshala

1st Oct'18 to 20th Nov'18

1080

540

360

540

C

Royal Palace Resort - Dharamshala

09th Nov'18 - 12th Nov'18

1200

600

400

600

B

Indraprastha Resort - Dalhousie

1st Oct'18 to 20th Nov'18

840

420

280

420

C

Grace Mount - Dalhousie

1st October 2018 to 15th November 2018

1189

595

538

595

Package Inclusions:

• 9 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle (Air conditioner in vehicles will not work in hilly areas)
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Excursion to Rohtang Pass
• Entrance fee at Monuments
• Guide service
• Special activities as per the itinerary
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

MONUMENTS CLOSED ON

Shimla & Kangra State Museums /vice regal lodge & Roerich Art Gallery/ Naggar remain closed on Mondays & all Govt. Holidays Zoo in Kufri also remains closed on Mondays

Rohtang Pass road would remain closed every Tuesday for maintenance purpose

Dharamshala - Tibetan Institutes remain closed on Sunday & Second Saturday of Month, 15 Aug, All Tibetan Holidays

Tibetan School Office is closed on all Saturdays

Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs

Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers

Hotels located at Mall Road – Please note if the Vehicle are not allowed at Mall Road, then guest will be dropped off at the nearest parking and they have to managed by walking

Package cost will not be valid from 20th December 2018 – 10th January 2019. Also on public holidays, festivals, exhibitions

and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking

This package is valid from 01st October’18 till 31st March’19 (Except from 20th December’18 – 10th January’19)