Best of Himachal with Amritsar

Tour Highlights

Duration
11 Nights / 12 Days

Routing
Delhi – Kalka – Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Dalhausie – Amritsar Departure

Shimla
Toy Train, Jakhu Hill - the highest point of Shimla with a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. St. Micheal's Cathedral on the Ridge, Kufri

Manali
Old Manali , Vaishisht, Rohtang Pass Solang Nullah

Dharamshala
Mcleodganj , Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsunag Fall & Temple, Church of St. John, War Memorial, Kangra Art Museum, Cricket Stadium and Norburlinka Institute.

Dalhausie
Khajjiar. Often called India ‘s Switzerland

Amritsar
Golden Temple , Jaliwa Wala Bagh , Wagha Border

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive by International flight, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by Exceptional Escapes representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi takes pride in being the capital of the country for many dynasties. It is in fact a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. A vibrant melting pot, it encapsulates two very different worlds, the 'old' and the 'new', each representing delectably different experiences. Come experience it...

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Overnight Hotel – Delhi

Day 02: Delhi – Kalka (By Shatabdi Train 2011 @ 0740 / 1115 Hrs)
Kalka - Shimla (By Toy Train 255 @ 1210 / 1720 Hrs)

Today morning pick up from your city centre Hotel and transfer to railway station to board morning train to Kalka, On arrival board on your own to Toya Train “UNFORGATABLE TOY TRAIN experience to Shimla ( A beautiful Journey of Lifetime )”.  Arrive Shimla, our representative will receive you & transfer to hotel.

Rest of the time Free for independent activities.
Overnight Hotel – Shimla (B, D)

Day 03: Shimla

Post breakfast proceed sightseeing of Shimla spilling over the steep slopes of a 12 km ridge, in the lower Himalayas, is Shimla (22 kms from Naldehra), the summer capital of erstwhile British India. Now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, it evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches. The Mall is agog with elegant shops and bustling, gay cosmopolitan crowds. In the center of the city is the famous scandal point. The Ridge is a place where all tourist flock and spend time. While in Shimla, one can tour ViceregalLodge - the imposing six-storey edifice, which is today the institute for advanced studies, Jakhu hill - the highest point of Shimla with a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. St. Micheal's Cathedral on the Ridge, is regarded as the second oldest church in north India and is known for its fine stained glass windows.

Rest of the time Free for independent activities.
Overnight Hotel – Shimla (B, D)

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Day 04: Shimla Day Excursion to Kufri

Post breakfast proceed for day excursion to Kufri is known as snow capital of India and must visit destination for tourist visiting Shimla & Chail, Kufri is located at height of 2510 Mtrs/ 8232 Feet asl.
Kufri is situated 19 Kms from Shimla and 25 kms from Chail, , One can enjoy trekking , hiking, horse riding at Kufri.  Mini Zoo and Indira Tourist Park are other attraction at Kufri.
Later driven back to Shimla.

Overnight Hotel- Shimla (B)

Day 05: Shimla- Kullu- Manali (260 Kms. - 6 Hrs.)

Post breakfast we will drive to Manali, Once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort. The Kulluis in brightly patterned puttoos, Tibetan women wearing ankle-length rainbow-striped pinafores, Nepali porters, Buddhist monks, and even the odd party of Zanskaris, swathed in fusty woolen gonchas, muddled together with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists-all add up to the welcoming hubbub of Manali.

En-route visit Kullu, The Kullu valley has also been the valley of Gods in India. Kullu, the town is one of the most preferred summer destinations. The sun-scorched souls of the plains take refuge in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The temples, apple orchards and the Dussehra festivals are what have attracted thousands of tourists time and again to Kullu. The local handicrafts top the list of must buys from Kullu. Check out the hill resort of Kullu with the majestic mountains and the beautiful Beas River. By covering road overnight at hotel.
Evening drive to Manali, on arrival, check-in to the Hotel.

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Overnight Hotel – Manali (B, D)

Day 06: Manali

Post breakfast proceed to manali Sightseeing Visiting Old Manali At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali,  famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. Vaishisht, around 3 km from Manali. Rohtang Pass visit (Subject to weather condition) at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, is another adventure tourist site where it can be chilly even on summer day. Solang Nullah, 13 km northwest of Manali, is famous for its 300-meter ski lift.

Evening is FREE for independent activities.
Overnight Hotel – Manali (B,D)

Day 07: Manali – Dharamshala (260 kms - 6 Hrs)

Post breakfast drive to Dharamshala, where His Holiness Dalai Lama lives in exile. On arrival check-in at the hotel.

Rest of the time is free for relax.
Overnight Hotel- Dharamshal (B,D)

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Day 08: Dharamshala

Post breakfast, City tour of Dharamshala / Mcleodganj visiting Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsunag Fall & Temple, Church of St. John, War Memorial, Kangra Art Museum, Cricket Stadium and Norburlinka Institute.

Rest of the time is free for relax.
Overnight Hotel- Dharamshal (B, D)

Day 09: Dharamshala – Dalhousie (150 kms / 4-5 Hrs)

Post breakfast drive to Dalhousie situated at 2039 mts in the outer slopes of the Dhaula Dhar range with its natural beauty and natural surroundings. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Dalhousie still has a touch of the British Raj and its colonial style building and houses bring back the flavors of an earlier era.

Rest of the time is free for relax.
Overnight Hotel- Dalhaousie (B, D)

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Day 10: Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie (50 kms /2-3hrs)

Post breakfast visit Khajjiar. Often called India ‘s Switzerland , Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods and in the centre of the glade, is a small lake fed by streams that traverse the green carpet. Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part of the notified Kalatop – Khajjiar sanctuary & return back to Dalhousie.

Overnight Hotel- Dalhaousie (B, D)

Day 11: Dalhaousie – Amritsar (210 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Post breakfast drive to Amritsar, upon arrival transfer to hotel. Amritsar;. Historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western part in India and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab .
Late afternoon visit Wagah Border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony.

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Rest of the time is Free for relax.
Overnight stay in Amritsar (B)

Day 12: Amritsar Departure

Post breakfast visit the Golden Temple: Golden Temple, is the seat of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the religious governing body of the Sikhs. The building of the Akal Takht was begun by Guru Arjan Dev and completed in 1609 by Guru Hargobind.
Jallianwala Bagh has a special importance attached to it with respect to India's Freedom struggle. It was at this historic park that hundreds of men, women and children sacrificed their lives in front of the ruthless firing of the British forces. A memorial has been built at this place where hundreds of innocent lives were sacrificed.

Later transfer to airport to board your flight for onward journey taking back Wonderful Himachal Journey.

Tour Concludes: Exceptional Escapes Manager would assist you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight.

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