Himachal with Amritsar

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Routing:  Delhi - Shimla - Kullu - Manali – Dharamshala - Amritsar – Delhi Departure

Trip Highlights
Shimla Toy Train, Mall Road
Manali Rohtang Pass, Old Manali
Dharamshala Dalai Lama temple Complex, Bhagsunag Falls & temple, Church of St. John, War Memorial, Kangra Art Museum, Cricket Stadium & Norburlinka Institute.
Amaritsar Golden Temple, Wagah Border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony

Detailed Itinerary

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...
Overnight Hotel – Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi – Kalka (By Shatabdi Train 2011 Dep.0740 Arr.1115)
Kalka - Shimla (by Toy Train 255 Dep.1210 Arr.1720)
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Kalka, On arrival Kalka Station board the Toy Train “UNFORGATABLE TOY TRAIN experience to Shimla ( A beautiful Journey of Lifetime )”, our representative will receive you & transfer to Shimla hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Shimla (B)

Day 03: Shimla
Post breakfast sightseeing Shimla; 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. In the centre of the city is the famous scandal point. The Ridge is a place where all tourists flock and spend time. While in Shimla, one can tour Viceregal Lodge - 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.
Evening at leisure to explore mall road.
Overnight Hotel- Shimla (B)

Day 04: Shimla – Manali via Kullu (260 Kms - 6 Hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Manali en-route visiting Kullu valley has also been the valley of Gods in India. Kullu, the town is one of the most preferred summer destinations. The temples, apple orchards and the Dussehra festivals are what have attracted thousands of tourists time and again to Kullu.

Continue drive to MANALI; "end of the habitable world,"  "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.

On arrival, check-in to the Hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Manali (B)

Day 05: Manali
Post breakfast visit Rohtang Pass, 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.
Drive back to Manali and visit Old Manali At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali, famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. Vaishisht, around 3 km from Manali.
Evening at leisure to explore Old Manali market.
Overnight Hotel- Manali (B)

Day 06: 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 free for relax.
Overnight Hotel- Dharamshal (B)

Day 07: Dharamshala
Post Breakfast visit Dalai Lama temple Complex, Bhagsunag Falls & temple, Church of St. John, War Memorial, Kangra Art Museum, Cricket Stadium & Norburlinka Institute.
Rest of the time free for relax.

Overnight Hotel- Dharamshal (B)

Day 08: Dharamshala– Amritsar (210-4 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
Rest of the time Free for relax.
Overnight stay in Amritsar (B)

Day 09: Amritsar
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.
Late afternoon visit Wagah Border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony.

Evening return back to hotel.
Overnight stay in Amritsar (B)

Day 10: Amritsar – Delhi (By Shatabdi Train @ 0500 / 1115 Hrs)
Early morning board the train Delhi breakfast will be served onboard. On arrival transfer to Airport for onward journey.

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

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