Foothills of The Himalaya

(11 Days / 10 Nights)

Foothills of The Himalaya

When we talk about snow capped mountains and adventure, Himalayan mountain ranges are at the top of line. White water rafting down the Ganges and trekking through Nature’s rich bounty are the best experiences one can ever dream of. Very pristine and beautiful Hill Stations are strewn across this part of North India. God created Nature therefore also selected Himalayas as his abode and this is apparent in many famous temples in this region which represent the fulfillment of religious journey of Char Dham.

DESTINATIONS

Delhi
Haridwar
Rishikesh
Shimla
Kullu
Manali
Dharamshala
Amritsar
Delhi

Tour Overview

Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Arriving Delhi, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it in the arrival lounge. Arrival transfer to hotel. Assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in overnight at hotel.
Day 02

Delhi - Haridwar

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Haridwar - The city of holy Ganges, Haridwar is lies on the foothills of the Himalayas, is the point from where the legendary Ganges reaches the plains.

On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. Car and driver will be at your disposal. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 03

Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar

After an early breakfast you will see Har Ki Pauri - This ghat is one of the most sacred ghats in India. Mansa Devi - This temple is located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat. The temple can be reached by the rope way or one can take the normal trekking route to the top. Chandi Devi - This temple is on the top of a hill called the Neel Parvat which is on the other side of the river Ganga.

In the afternoon half day tour of Rishikesh. You will see Lakshman Jhula - This is the major attraction of Rishikesh. It was built in 1939. Gita Bhavan - Recently constructed, Gita Bhawan, situated just across the Lakshman Jhula, boasts of its impressive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Neelkanth Mahadeo - Located 12 km from Rishikesh is Neelkantha Mahadeo, the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom. Triveni Ghat - This bathing ghat is thronged by thousands of pilgrims daily in the evening and morning, who take bath here and attend the Maha Aarti being performed at the Ghat.

In the evening attend Ganga Aarti which is celebrated at 7 pm each night, is a spectacular sight, when the aarti ceremony is performed at all temples in Haridwar at the same instant. Hundreds throng to the ghats at Hari-ki-Pairi to participate in this festival. Offerings of lamps and flowers are made to the river immediately following this ceremony and it is a moving sight to watch hundreds of miniature lamps float along the river. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 04

Haridwar - Shimla

After an early breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Shimla - the popular summer capital of the British times is a proud capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

On arrival check-in into hotel, which is a heritage property run by Usha Shriram Hotels. After check-in explore Shimla, capital of Himachal and former summer capital of the British, set amidst, the snow capped, shaivalik, mountains which offer some of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. Visiting Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 05

Shimla - Kullu - Manali

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and and drive to Kullu - Blessed with an abundance of Natural beauty.

Later on continue drive to Manali - Situated at the northern end of the kullu valley, Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. On arrival check-in into Hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 06

Manali

After breakfast full day excursion to nearby places. Visit Hadimba or Dhungiri temple which is one of the most important temples in the region.

Later on excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass -(tourist spot in himalaya having snow all 12 months) is the most visited tourist spot in Himalaya (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley evening return to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 07

Manali - Dharamshala

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamsala which is the main hill station in the Kangra Valley - a fertile, undulating valley, lying between the gentle Shivalik Hills and the foothills of the mighty Dhauladhars - a valley noted for the beauty of its scenery - lush terraces, wooded hills, manicured tea gardens and sparkling streams. On arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 08

Dharamshala

After breakfast enjoy full day tour of Dharamsala. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala, lies perched up on the high slopes of the Kangra valley. Dharamshala is better known as Dalai Lama's abode and Tibet's Government-in-exile. A visit to the Namgyal Monastery, ensconcing the Center of Tibetan Studies is nothing short of mandatory. Visit McLeodGanj - Little Lhasa is thick with the Tibetan cultural feel. Later, visit the Kangra Art Musem, which has a treasure trove of the art and crafts of region. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 09

Dharamshala - Amritsar

After an early breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Amritsar. On arrival check-in into hotel. In the afternoon an excursion to visit Wagah Border - One of the many nearby places to visit from Amritsar is the Wagah Border. Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 kilometres from the Amritsar main town. In the late evening come back to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 10

Amritsar - Delhi

After breakfast visit The Golden Temple - A symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world, the Golden temple is the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar.

Later on visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum- The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is situated in the heart of Ram Bagh, Amritsar, Houses the Museum.

Later on visit Jallianwala Bagh which is just the walking distance from the Golden Temple. Jalianwala has a special importance attached to it with respect to India's freedom struggle On April 13, 1919 on the aucpicious day of Baisakhi hundreds of men,women and chidren sacrificed their lives in front of ruthless firing of the british forces. Also visit Ram Bagh which is a beautiful garden with the summer Palace of Maharana Ranjit Singh in its centre. 

In the evening transfer to Amritsar Railway Station to catch SHATABDI EXPRESS Train to Delhi. On arrival you will be met by our representative, holding a play card with your name on it at the exit. Arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 11

Delhi (Departure)

After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi which is India's bustling capital city. Covering India Gate which is a famous war memorial at the east end of Rajpath. AlsovisitGandhi Smriti. The residence of industrialist BD Birla has been converted into a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay during his visits to Delhi. Gandhiji was assassinated here on his way to offer customary evening prayers. Later on visit the beautiful Akshardham temple. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. 

In the late afternoon visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base. It is a magnificent structure whose construction started in 1199 by a Muslim King Qutab-ud-din Aibak (after whom it was named) and was finished by his heir IItutmish. Laterondrive pastPresident's House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building.

Car and driver will be at your disposal until departure transfer to International airport to catch flight back to home. (Breakfast)

All Trips Include:

  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis.
  • Double bedded room with private bath or shower & hotel taxes.
  • Daily breakfast in hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Air-conditioned Chair Car Shatabdi Express train ticket from Amritsar to New Delhi.
  • Air-conditioned Private Large Car with an expert driver as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expenses and Driver Services.
  • Assistance by our representative at the International airport/Railway Station on arrival as per the itinerary.
  • Services of a local English speaking guide for city sightseeing in Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Amritsar & Delhi.
  • City sightseeing in as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrances to the monuments & museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Half day excursion to Wagah Border, Amritsar as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All other excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All taxes and service charges.

 

Note:

– International/domestic Airfare. – Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary. -Movie/video camera fee at monuments. – Tips and gratuities. -Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc. – Any other service that has not been included into “cost inclusions”.

 

Hotel Selection

Also Available on request:

  • This tour is ex-Delhi. If you are arriving from a different destination, we can help you arrange the flight to and from Delhi.
  • An Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Early morning Yoga lesson.

TestimonialDear Mr Sharma,

First, I am sorry to have taken so long to write and thank you for organising my trip. I arrived back in Australia in early March and have been working immense hours (at least 70 hours a week from March-July, including in the USA). I also suffered a catastrophic failure of my computer several days after arriving back in Australia, which meant I could not access the correspondence we had prior to my trip (which I refer to below). The computer and data were finally restored on Friday last week. Against this backdrop, it is not until now that I have had the opportunity to sit down and write thoughtfully. I knew you had the positive written feedback on the form I had left with Laxman at the end of my journey, but I had wanted to write more fully. So I do sincerely apologise for not emailing sooner.

Second, I would like to thank you very much for organising an excellent trip to India. Laxman was superb. He is a skilled driver, and an honourable, intelligent man. He took great care of me and I couldn’t have been happier with my driver. Thank you very much indeed for organising Laxman for my trip.Alexandra George
Australia

City Premium Package Standard Package Economy Package
New Delhi The Lalit New Delhi Holiday Inn Aerocity Redfox Aerocity
Haridwar Country Inn & Suites Ganga Kinare Har Ki Pauri
Shimla Radisson Honeymoon Inn Dalziel Hotel

 

Manali The Orchard Greens Honeymoon Inn Him View
Dharamshala Aveda Club The Grace Hotel Anand Palace
Amritsar Hyatt Amritsar Ritz Plaza Hotel Sapphire

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