Most beautiful Himalayan locations with charming hotels, breathtaking scenery and cultural insights. Hugely relaxing trip with hiking and walks. Follow legendary trails left behind by explorers in Colonial era. Be among the writers, explorers and philosophers who all discovered themselves 'somewhere' in the Himalayas.
His Majesty- Himalayas
The sheer height and spread of Himalayas range makes it the crown of India. Himalayas have inspired and influenced all. Out of innumerable beautiful Himalayan destinations, a few have been included in this trip. The experience to be in the lap of Himalayas is both adventurous and divine. Not just limited to the hills, Himalayas are responsible for making India fertile and making India’s civilisation happen. Such is the majesty of Himalayas.
Day 01 New Delhi
Welcome to India. Day free to either relax or to visit some of the prominent landmarks with your car and driver.
Day 02 Shimla
Board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka and thereafter board the narrow gauge train to Shimla which passes through beautiful scenery and long tunnels. In Shimla, evening free to walk over the Mall which still reflects the lifestyle in the period of Raj.
Day 03 Shimla
Visit a few Colonial-era mansions including the Indian Institute of advanced studies. Suggested hikes in the pine forests.
Day 04 Shimla
Day at leisure. Excursion to Annadale which used to be a great party and picnic place in British times.
Day 05 Kullu Valley
Drive to beautiful Kullu Valley and stay in a picturesque riverside Lodge located in apple orchard. Time free to relax.
Day 06 Kullu Valley
Excursion to Manali. Visit the Hadimba Temple and walk through Old Manali, which still retains certain Hippy feel about it. Try some adventure activities on the slopes of Solang Valley. Also, if weather permits, you may drive all the way up to snowline at Rohtang Pass and catch glimpses of trans-Himalayan scenery.
Day 07 Kullu Valley
Option of excursion to Naggar Castle or temples of Kullu Town or the Manikaran sahib Gurudwara. You may also take a day-long trek to beautiful villages around Manali. Or you may visit a fruit conserve factory.
Day 08 Kullu Valley
Day free to relax. Suggested fishing activity in the Tirthan river.
Day 09 Palampur
Drive through forested Shivalik ranges of Himalayas and crossing the beautiful meadows and tea gardens of Palampur, reach Taragarh. Stay will be in Taragarh Palace owned by the Maharaja of Kashmir, having beautiful interiors and stunning backdrop of snow capped peaks.
Day 10 Dharamshala
Visit Baijnath for some beautiful old stone temples. Journey a small section of spectacular Pathankot-Jogindernagar toy train from Palampur to Kangra valley stations. At Kangra join your vehicle again and transfer to Dharamshala- place of Tibetan government in exile. Day free at leisure.
Day 11 Dharamshala
Visit Tibetan settlements, places of worships, Namgyal Monastery, Norbulingka Institute, learning centers and craft centers. Also visit the church of St. John-in-the-Wilderness nearby. Lucky travellers sometimes get to be part of public audience of Hos Holiness Dalai Lama.
Day 12 Amritsar
Drive down to the fertile plains of Punjab and reach the Mecca of Sikh faith- Amritsar. Close to evening, visit the India-Pakistan border post at Attari to be among the spectators of the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony. Visit the Golden Temple at night to witness the Holy and procession to Akal Takht.
Day 13 New Delhi
Visit the Golden temple and several holy places surrounding it. Not to be missed is the massive community dining spectacle known as ‘Langar’. Also visit the Jalianwala Bagh. At noon board the Shatabdi Express back to New Delhi. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 14 Departure
At appropriate time in the day transfer to airport for onward flight. Tour ends.
Tour Price per person: USD 4604 (on twin/double sharing basis)
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