Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi- Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Delhi
Tour Highlights: Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Golden Temple, Monastery, Red Fort
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi:
Arrive Delhi, Meet, assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi:
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where you will recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire.
Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the government buildings, the President's House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra - Jaipur:
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am , a pillared hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions.
Later drive to Jaipur-the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur
Day 04 / Jaipur- Delhi -Shimla:
After breakfast checkout from hotel & tour of the Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your dressed up Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City where any antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed. Also visit the Hawa Mahal and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments
Late afternoon drive back to Delhi arrive Delhi and transfer to railway station to board the train to Kalka) .Overnight in the train.
Day 05 / Shimla:
Early morning, arrive Kalka. Pickup from railway station and drive to Shimla, perched at 7000 feet above sea level, The mountain air, orchards and colonial charms still make Shimla a dream get away. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road.
Later tour of Shimla - Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained - glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 's. Also visit Fagu, Indira Gandhi Holiday Home and enjoy horse riding in the apple orchids. Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road and shopping. Night stay in Shimla.
Day 06 / Shimla - Kullu - Manali:
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Later drive to Manali having a rich cultural heritage there are many scenic spots as you pass by Kullu valley, Beas river, Dashehra maidan etc On arrival, transfer to hotel. Night stay in Manali.
Day 07 / Manali:
Morning after breakfast proceed for full day tour of Rohtang Pass - The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best, you have next two hours to enjoy this snowy heaven. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. On you're descents to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund. Night stay in Manali.
Day 08 / Manali - Dharamshala:
Morning proceed for a half day tour of Manali visiting Hadimba Devi Temple - built in the tranquil and serene woods Vashist Bath, Tibetan Monastery, and Roerich art Gallery. In the afternoon half day tour of Naggar Castle and local Bazar. Later drive to Dharamshala . On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Dharamshala.
Day 09 / Dharamshala - Dalhousie:
Morning after breakfast local tour of Dharamshala visiting the Official residence of Dalai Lama the exiled Tibetan Leader, McLeodganj, Palampur etc. Later drive to Dalhousie situated at 2039 mt's in the outer slopes of the Dhaula Dhar range with its natural beauty and natural surroundings. On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Dalhousie.
Day 10 / Dalhousie:
Morning drive to Khajjiar, one of the most scenic bowl shaped Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, a small lake is in the center with a floating island and 9-hole golf course here are the other interesting places to cover. Return to Dalhousie for night stay.
Day 11 / Dalhousie - Amritsar:
Morning after breakfast drive to Amritsar. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremon. Wagha is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Night stay in Amritsar
Day 12 / Amritsar - Delhi:
Morning visit Golden Temple, the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of is the ideology of Sikhism. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.
Also visit Jallianwala Bagh- Martyrs' Memmorial situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Afternoon transfer to railway station to board the train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 13 / Departure:
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.