Himachal - Punjab - 12 Days

Day 01: Delhi - Chandigarg

Arrival at Delhi Station / Airport, Assistance upon arrival & departure for Chandigarh – Arrival Chandigarh and transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Chandigarh as per the timings, Visit at Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhana Lake

Chandigarh is one of the most significant urban planning experiments of the 20th century. It is the only one of the numerous urban planning schemes of Le Corbusier, the famous French architect-planner, to have actually been executed. It is also the site of some of his greatest architectural creations. The city has had far-reaching impact, ushering in a modern idiom of architecture and city planning all over India and has become a symbol of planned urbanism. It is as famous for its landscaping as for its architectural ambience. Most of the buildings are in pure, cubical form, geometrically subdivided with emphasis on proportion, scale and detail

Day 02: Chandigarg - Shimla

After Breakfast Proceed to Shimla – Arrival at Shimla, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Shimla,

Shimla, the former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location; it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era create an aura which is very different from other hill. Altitude: 2202.00 Meters Shimla is ideally located, and though there is an air service to the town, it is best reached by road that takes in the charms of the HIMALAYAN countryside at its best. There is a sense of nostalgia about SHIMLA, with its old bungalows and their gabled roofs and beautiful gardens.

Day 03: Shimla in and Arround

After Breakfast move for Excursion trip to Kufri & Chail

Kufri, at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level, A small hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is 19-kms from Shimla connecting by national highway no. 22. Popular for its hiking and skiing trails in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is at its natural best during winters. Skiing and tobogganing can be enjoyed along snow-capped slopes. The Himalayan Nature Park is one of the major tourist Places in Kufri. This Park offers numerous endangered birds and animals such as goral, serow, musk deer, leopard, black bears and so on. A walk through Mahasu Peak, crowned by a small temple, can be an ideal option for fun lovers as they have to cross a forest of spruce and deodar on the way. The Mahasu Ridge avails good slopes for skiing.

Chail lies at a height of 2,250 metres above the sea level. The picturesque hill station located amidst scented forests of chir pine and gigantic deodars. Chail is built on three hills, the palace is on Rajgarh Hill and the Residency Snow View once occupied by British resident is on Pandhewa Hill and on the third hill Sadh Tiba where Chail is situated. Overlooking Satluj Valley, Shimla and Kasauli are also visible at night from here. Chail has also the highest cricket ground in the world Well kept and well maintained the ground is surrounded by huge trees of deodar and pine. On the other side of the town are situated the massive Himalayan ranges spectacularly gleaming in the sun and snow-covered everything under it.

Day 04: Shimla - Kullu / Manali

After Breakfast departure for Manali, En-route pass by Pandoh Dam, Beas River, Sutlej River, Kasol Vally, Kullu Valley, Dashehra Maiden and Shawl Factory at Kullu – Arrival at Manali as per the timings, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and leisure at Manali Resort

Day 05: Manali in and Arround

Enjoy spectacular morning drive towards Rohtang Valley & Sightseeing / Visits in Manali Visit at Tibbetan Monesty, The Mall, Vashishta Kund and Hidimba Mandir

Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, from temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities

Rohtang Valley 51 Kms from Manali. Located at a height of 3980 m, the Pass once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti, provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings. Just beyond the Pass the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan

Day 06: Manali in and Arround

After Breakfast move for Excursion trip to Solang Valley & Evening free for leisure in Manali

Solang Valley at the distance of 13 kms. A splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks

Day 07: Manali - Dharamshala

After Breakfast drive for Dharamshala – Arrival at Dharamshala, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Dharamshala as per the timings,

Dharamshala, The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges from a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamsala. This is the principal township of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh of India and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. The headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at upper Dharamsala. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, lower Dharamsala (1380m) is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamsala (1830m) with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. The charming church of St. Jo hn in the wilderness is situated here and this is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. There is also a large Tibetan community who have made this place their home

Day 08: Dharamshala in and arround

After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Dharamshala, Visit – Kangra Art Museum, War Memorial, St. John’s Church, Dal Lake, Mcleod Ganj, Mall Road

Dal Lake in Dharamshala a small mid-altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near the village of Tota Rani in Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) in northern India. The name 'Dal Lake' is taken from Kashmir's Dal Lake. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. There are different kinds of fish that live in this lake. The lake has greenish water.

McLeod Ganj (also spelt McLeodGanj or Mcleodganj) is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj. It has an average elevation of 2,082 metres (6,831 feet). It is situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, "Hanuman Ka Tibba", at about 5,639 metres (18,500 feet), lies just behind it.

Day 09: Dharamshala - Dalhousie

After Breakfast drive for Dalhousie – Arrival at Dalhousie, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Dalhousie as per the timings,

Dalhousie is to stand on Dian Kund, the highest peak in Dalhousie, at 9000 ft, where a magnificent panorama lies spread out before one. Facing northwest the Kalatop spur is on the right with the Dalhousie Hills – Bakrota, Tehrah, Kathlug, Potrain and Balun stretching away towards the Ravi. At one time, on a clear day three great rivers – Sutlej, Beas and Ravi could be seem glittering in the sunshine and losing themselves in the plains beyond, which seem to melt away into infinite space. Turning to the left one can see the lofty ranges of the Pir Panjal Range. Dalhousie has managed to maintain a healthy green cover and the mountains are covered with Oak trees, Devdars, Pine, Firs and a variety of other trees and shrubs. The forests are full of wild life including Leopards and Brown Bears

Day 10: Dalhousie in and Arround

After Breakfast move to Explore a famous Himalayan sight Khajjiar, surrounded by dense deodar forests and a Lake at its centre with a floating Island; also visit a small temple with a golden spire and Golf course at Dalhousie. Free time for shopping in the evening

Day 11: Dalhousie - Amritsar

After Breakfast departure for Amritsar – Arrival at Amritsar as per the timings and proceed to hotel in Amritsar get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Amritsar as per the timings, Evening Excursion trip to Wagha Boarder

Amritsar, One of the most ancient cities in India Amritsar has several religious sites and fascinating tourist spots. The simplicity of the city attracts tourists. The name Amritsar is dedicated to the pure water that surrounds the Temple

Jalianwala Bagh, Famous for the massacre by General Dyer during British rule, Jalianwala Bagh today is visited by several tourists in Punjab. Located near the Golden Temple, it saw series of bullet shots and bloodshed on the day of Baishakhi on 13 April, 1919 when under the supervision of General Dyer, hundreds of unarmed Indian men, women and children were shot without warning. Today Jalianwala Bagh has become a tourist center but you can still see the marks of bullet on the wall

The Golden Temple holiest shrine of Sikh Community. It is respectfully known as "Darbar Sahib" and "Harmandir Sahib" which means a temple of God. The temple is located in Amritsar City and is a place of extraordinary splendor and wonderful serenity. The shrine was built in the 16th century by Guru Arjan Dev, The Fifth Sikh Guru. There are four entrances to the Golden Temple, which symbolizes the openness of Sikhs towards all religions. The Gurdwara was initially built in 1574 and was enclosed by a small lake in a serene forest. The lake was enlarged later on by the fourth Guru Ram Das. After the shrine was constructed it was adorned with designer marble, precious stones and gold. The Gurdwara's dome is covered with gold, which is the explanation of how it got its name of "The Golden Temple"

Wagah Border, The retreat ceremony during sunset is the main reason for tourists to visit the Wagah Border. Bordering India and Pakistan, armed soldiers in a parade lower the flag and close the gate. The event takes place in the evening and you can see people from both the country shouting to boost up the energy and to cheer their nation

Day 12: Amritsar / Chandigarh

After Breakfast transfer to Amritsar Station / Airport OR drive to Chandigarh – Arrival at Chandigarh and transfer up to Chandigarh Station / Airport as per the timings