Overview

The Himachal with Golden Temple tour package is a one-of-a-kind holiday package designed with a twist to fill your holiday with a dozen memorable moments. Dalhousie, one of the more popular summer retreats since the Colonial era, this tour incorporates sightseeing tours of Dalhousie with excursions to Panchpula, Subash Baoli and Khajjiar, which is also known as Mini-Switzerland. In the second leg of this Himachal Pradesh tour, proceed to Dharamshala, a place renowned for being the refuge of His Holiness Dalai Lama; visit local monasteries and other attractions including the Church of St. John. The last leg of the tour takes you to Amritsar, where you can witness the Change of Guard Ceremony at the Wagha Border and visit monumental attractions such as the Golden Temple and the Jalianwala Bagh.

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 9-night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle (Air conditioner in vehicles will not work in hilly areas)
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

 

   City

   Nights

   Deluxe

   Meal Plan

   Shimla

   2

   Woodville Palace Resorts

   Breakfast & Dinner

   Manali

   3

   Manali Heights

   Breakfast & Dinner

   Dharamshala

   1

   WH Grace Hotel

   Breakfast & Dinner

   Dalhousie

   2

   Indraprastha Resort

   Breakfast & Dinner

   Amritsar

   1

   Park inn by Radisson

   Breakfast

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Excursion to Rohtang Pass
  • Entrance fee at Monuments
  • Guide service
  • Special activities as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Chandigarh | Drive to Shimla Meet TravelOcat’s representative upon arrival in Chandigarh and proceed to Shimla - abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 2:Trip to Kufri  Drive to Kufri after breakfast. This is a popular picnic spot located 16km from Shimla. You may hike on foot to the Mahasu Peak or pay for a mule ride up the hill. Mahasu is the tallest peak in Kufri that gives tourists an amazing view of distant snow-capped peaks. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, take a walk on Shimla’s famous boulevard, Mall Road. See fine specimens of colonial architecture, snack at the various eateries in the market or shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3:Shimla – Kullu - Manali  After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Manali. On the way enjoy kullu sightseeing. It is the the valley of gods, or the ‘habitable end of the world’, as the Kullu valley has come to be known, spreads out its charm on either side of the upper reaches of the river Beas. This valley is famous for the beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar forest sand sprawling apple orchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range. The valley is only 80 km long and 2 km at its broadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery.

Day 4:Sightseeing in Manali In morning after breakfast, go on an adventurous drive to Solang valley – a major attraction, without which the trip remains incomplete. All above mentioned adventure activities can be availed here at Solang Valley. Apart from activities, there are splendid views to enjoy in and around the Solang Valley. Later, today visit popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle and Art gallery. In the evening, go for a walk along Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Day at leisure in Manali  After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, you may explore the destination offering numerous adventure sports and other places of interest. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 6: Drive from Manali – Dharamshala After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 7:Sightseeing in Dharamshala I Drive to Dalhousie After breakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medical center and the Church of St. John. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Later drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

Day 8:Sightseeing in Dalhousie with Khajjiar Excursion After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Khajjiar which is 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India - Khajjiar. The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood. Later return back to Dalhousie & visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar and hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks. Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9:Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar  After early breakfast, drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4th Sikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. After check-in at the hotel, proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles. After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple. If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 10:Amritsar – Departure from Chandigarh After breakfast, you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport for return journey back home. End of Services.

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