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Golden Temple and Mountains Tours

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The City of Golden Temple or Swarna Mandir, Amritsar is one of the largest cities in the state of Punjab. The city presents you perfect blend of contemporary and ancient cultures and traditions.

The beautiful city is also known for various other attractions like Jalianwallah Bagh (a memorial built to honour the martyrs of the carnage of 1919 got done by General Dyer). In addition, Durgiana Mandir, Atali Rai Tower, etc are also wonderful attractions to lure you. In addition the proximity to Bagah Border (Wagah Border) at a distance of around 30 km, the international border dividing India and Pakistan on land is known for flag down ceremony every evening. In simple words, march-past and ceremonial changing of guard lure tourists here.

We plan a tour for you by the name of Golden temple and mountains tours that also covers some wonders of Himachal Pradesh. It is the state known for snow-capped mountain ranges, deep green valleys and prehistoric monuments. Go through our tour itinerary and enjoy your tour in a memorable way.

Tour Duration : (16 NIGHTS / 17 DAYS)
Places to Visit : Delhi - Chandigarh - Kasauli - Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Delhi.

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
On Arrival at Delhi Airport, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandni Chowk, the city tour continues covering New Delhi, visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see speculative Light and Sound Show at Red Fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi - Kasauli (277 kms: 5 ½ hour)
After morning breakfast leave for Kasauli on arrival check in your hotel evening sightseeing of Kasauli visiting the Monkey Point: The highest point in Kasauli called Monkey point is just 4-km from the Kasauli bus stand, Sanawar: Just 6-km from Kasauli, Sanawar houses one of the best schools in the country. The Lawrence school is almost one hundred-years-old and a major attraction of the town, The Christ Church still unspoiled and very much as the British left it fifty years ago; Kasauli has a fine old church. The Christ Church is a typically Anglican structure of the period and its foundation stone laid in 1844. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04 : Kasauli - Shimla (77 kms: 1 ½ hour)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Shimla en route visit Dharampur: Just 15-km from Kasauli. Amidst the healthy air of the fragrant pines, Dharampur has one of the best hospitals in India for the cure of tuberculosis, Sabathu: A little cantonment town has a Gurkha fort built in the early years of the 19th century, situated at an altitude of 1,437m. This cantonment town quartered the British soldiers at the time of British Empire. On arrival transfer to the hotel in Shimla for overnight stay.

Day 05 : Shimla
After breakfast depart for the winter sports capital - Kufri 16 kms, where you can photograph yourself in Pahari or Himachal outfit, available on hire. You can also enjoy horse riding or Yak riding. Afternoon proceed to Naldhera, which is famous for its Golf Course & scenic beauty. On a clear day you can also view the Kailash Ranges. Later visit the famous Mall Road that still has some building built in the British Style. Evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay Shimla.

Day 06 : Shimla - Manali (260 kms: 8 hours)
After morning breakfast drive to Manali, on the way you can scenic spots like Pandoh Dam, Mandi, Beas River, and Dashehra Maidan. Optionally en route you can visit to Shawl factories to purchase warm cloth material. Arrive in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 07 : Manali
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Manali town, visiting Hadimba Temple, dedicated to goddess, Manu Temple of Manu Rishi (Holy man) who was the creator of human race on the earth, Club house, a picnic spot, Tibetan monasteries, 3 colorful monasteries, on the bank of Beas river you can buy Tibetan handicraft over here, Vashist Kund, it is a small village located on the left bank of river Beas renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here, in the evening visit at the famous mall road to enjoy the atmosphere of the hill station. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 08 : Manali ( Rohtang Pass Excursion 55 kms: one way )
Morning after breakfast take an excursion to ROHTANG PASS (3979 m): Rohtang pass on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular Mountain View. Rohtang, it is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gateway to Ladakh. En route Stop over to enjoy breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls to enjoy the sight of fascinating water falls, and Marrhi. Continue to drive to Rohtang, There are beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks and Chandra River flows down in the Lahaul valley. Later drive back to Manali. Evening free for leisure and relax. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 09 : Manali ( Manikaran excursion 85 kms: one way)
After breakfast take an excursion tour to Manikaran famous for its hot springs. Thousands of people take a holy dip in hot waters here. The water is so hot that dal, rice & vegetables etc. can be cooked in it. It is also a well known pilgrimage place for both Hindus & Sikhs. Ramchandra and Shivaji temples besides a Gurudwara are there. According to an old legend, Manikaran is connected with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parvati, who lost her ear rings here, which gave birth to hot waters on the bank of Parvati River. Hearing this religious myth from the priests will be more rewarding and interesting. Overnight stay Manali.

Day 10 : Manali - Dharamshala (260 kms: 7 hours)
After morning breakfast checkout and drive to Dharamshala, en route bow darshan at Baijnath and enjoy the most beautiful & picturesque part of the Himachal Pradesh which takes you through some exhilarating scenery. On arrival check in to the hotel, overnight stay hotel.

Dharamshala came into being in 1849, when it was selected as a site to accommodate a native regiment that was being raised in the town. Dharamshala originally formed a subsidiary cantonment for the Troops stationed at Kangra were fully occupied by its garrison and there was insufficient space for the civil station, a search for an alternate location was made. The ideal location for the cantonment was found at the slopes of the Dhauladhar, upon which stood an old Hindu sanctuary or 'Dharamshala' the name adopted for the town. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is divided into two distinct parts: lower Dharamshala the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj.

Day 11 : Dharamshala
After morning breakfast we leave to visit the McLeod Ganj - This is best known as the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile and is the home of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Dalai, Tsuglagkhang or Central Chapel, is the exiled government's equivalent of the Jokhang Temple in Lahaska and as such in the most important Buddhist monument in McLeod Ganj. Kalachakra Temple, Kangra Art Museum, Jwalamukhi Temple, The temple is topped by a golden dome and spire. Return to the hotel for an overnight.

Day 12 : Dharamshala - Dalhousie (127 kms: 3 hours via Lahru)
After breakfast drive to Dalhousie, arrival in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. Half day free at leisure to enjoy the beauty of valleys in between Gandhi Chowk & Subhash Chowk. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : Dalhousie - Kahjjiar - Chamba (Excursion)
After breakfast we leave for round tour of Dalhousie- Kahjjiar & Chamba. In Kahjjiar visit Lake - over 1 km wide; pine trees ring it with a pond in the middle & Kahjjiar Temple. In Chamba we visit Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex. Three of the temples are dedicated to Vishnu, and three to Shiva. Chamunda Devi Temple. A terrace before this hilltop temple gives an excellent view of Chamba with its slate roof houses, the River Ravi and the surroundings countryside. After sightseeing we come back to Dalhousie, overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 : Dalhousie - Amritsar (191 kms: 4 hours)
Morning after breakfast drive for Amritsar, on arrival transferred to the hotel, day free for rest and shopping activities in Amritsar, Overnight stay hotel.

Day 15 : Amritsar
Morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Golden Temple to pay your reverence to Guru Granth Sahib, followed by visit Jalianwalla Baugh- Martyrs’ Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919. Evening visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony. The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill. Ascertain the timings before you leave to see this spectacle since these are changed seasonally. Wagah is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 16 : Amritsar – Chandigarh
Early morning check out the hotel drive for Chandigarh, check in your hotel, rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay Delhi.

Day 17 : Chandigarh - Delhi - Back Home
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Chandigarh visiting Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings, visit Sukhna Lake and later excursion (30 kms) to visit Pinjore Garden (Mughal Garden), later drive to Delhi and transfer to the Airport to board the schedule flight.

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