Holy Himalayas with Golden Triangle

Travel for 14 days through the Holy Himalayas and Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). You may think you are in Switzerland for a while as you are surrounded by pristine snow-capped mountains and green valleys.  Get the feel of one of the most revered sites in Amritsar. Besides visiting Tibetan Monasteries, equally important is to seek adventure, romance, and spirituality on this tour. The Golden Triangle cities will complete your tour, one never to be forgotten.

Magnificent Himalaya view

At a Glance
Day 1     Welcome to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2    Delhi to Amritsar (flight) and tour the Golden Temple
Day 3    Travel from Amritsar to Dharamsala
Day 4    Sightseeing tour of Mcleodganj.
Day 5    Dharamsala to Manali
Day 6    Full day tour of Manali and surroundings
Day 7    After breakfast leave for Shimla
Day 8    Tour to Kufri
Day 9    Leave for Chandigarh & flight to Delhi
Day 10  Delhi morning tour and onwards to Agra
Day 11  Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour
Day 12  Depart for Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
Day 13  Full day Amber Fort & City tour
Day 14  Return to Delhi Airport

More on India

It is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved multifaceted socio-economic progress during the last 59 years of its Independence. Accordingly, the country has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now the tenth industrialized country in the world. Whats more, it is the sixth nation to have gone into outer space to conquer nature for the benefit of its people.

The Himalayas discovered

The Region consists of 109 mountains, all of them over 7200 m (23,622 feet). As a result, eight of the ten tallest, including the highest of all, Mount Everest at 8848 m are in the Himalayas region of Nepal.
First and foremost, people have been fascinated by the Indian Himalayas and its Hindu pilgrim routes; the low valleys that abruptly rise up in high mountain ranges. Its lovely trekking hikes, densely forested areas laying just a mountain range away from barren cold deserts. The inhabitants of the Himalayas are amongst the most friendly one can find in India. Their unique hospitality and lifestyle really fascinate every visitor.

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Day 1

Arrive Delhi
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi
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Day 2

Delhi – Amritsar (By flight)
* After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board your flight to Amritsar.
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* In the afternoon, tour of the Golden Temple – Har Mandir Saheb; popularly known; as the Golden Temple is the holiest shrine for the Sikhs; so called because the entire upper half was inlaid with copper covered over by gold plate. The architecture of the Golden Temple; is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles.
* Also visit Jallianwal Bagh – Nearby is the Jallianwala Bagh (a memorial); where during the British rule in India; General Dyer opened fire on innocent people causing a massacre on 13th April 1919. The place is now a national monument. Its walls bear the bullet marks of this tragedy.
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amritsar.
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Day 3

Amritsar – Dharamsala (180 kms / 5hrs.)
* After breakfast check out from your hotel & we drive to Mcleodganj; a suburb of Dharamsala.
* On arrival check into your hotel.
* the rest of the day is free at your leisure to enjoy Dharamsala.
* Overnight at your hotel in Dharamsala.
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Day 4

Dharamsala
* Morning sightseeing tour of Mcleodganj.
* Explore Dal Lake; Naddi; Bhagsu Nag Temple; Tibetan Monastery and The Holiness “Dalai Lama Temple”
* There are large idols of Buddha and the charming church of St. John in the wilderness. Dharamsala was the final resting place of Lord Elgin; a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century.
* Ancient temples like Chamunda; Jwalamukhi; Brijeshwari lie on the plains below Dharamsala.
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Dharamsala.
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Day 5

Dharamsala – Manali (310 kms / 7hrs.)
* After breakfast check out from your hotel and we drive to Manali.
* On arrival in Manali; check in to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Manali.
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Day 6

Manali
* Solang Valley in Manali is located at a distance of 13 kms in a side valley at the top of the Kullu valley is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks.
* Solang Valley has fine ski slopes.
* The Mountaineering Institute of Manali has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute; Manali. The winter skiing festival is organized in Solang Valley.
* Sking and Paragliding are two main activities.
* Apart from this many other adventure sports are available like Zorbing; Horse riding & Snow Motor Bikes riding etc.
* Rohtang Pass is 51 kms from Manali. Located at a height of 3980 Mtrs; on a highway to Keylong/Leh. The Pass offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti.
* The Pass is open from mid-April to November each year; and provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings.
* Just beyond the Pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan. The Beas Kund; the source of the Beas river; a holy site for Hindus; as the sage Vyas is said to have meditated at this spot; is also accessible from the Rohtang Pass.
* Overnight at your hotel in Manali.
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Day 7

Manali – Shimla (by road; approx. 8 hrs. drive)
* In the morning we depart to Shimla by road.
* On arrival in Shimla; check in to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Shimla.
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Day 8

Shimla
* After breakfast at the hotel; we have an excursion to Kufri.
* We return to the hotel and in the afternoon we visit the Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple.
* The evening is free for you to stroll around the famous shopping place of Shimla town – The Mall & The Ridge.
* Overnight at your hotel in Shimla.
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Day 9

Shimla – Chandigarh (by road; approx. 4 hrs. drive) then; Chandigarh – Delhi (By flight):
* After breakfast, we depart by road for Chandigarh.
* In Chandigarh you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi.
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
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Day 10

Delhi – Agra (By road; approx. 3.5 – 4 hrs. drive):
* In the morning we have a half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
* Visit Qutab Minar; India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple; drive past President’s House; Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
* Also visit Raj Ghat– the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid; Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
* Later we proceed to Agra and on arrival check-in at your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 11

Agra
* We enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort.
* Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20;000 craftsmen brought together from Persia; Turkey; France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Friday closed).
* Later visit the Agra Fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent years of confinement here at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 12

Agra – Jaipur (237 Kms – 6 Hours)
* We depart Agra for Jaipur by car.
* En route visit Fatehpur Sikri; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
* The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti; Panch Mahal and other palaces; which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
* On arrival in Jaipur; check-in to your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Jaipur.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 13

Jaipur
* We enjoy a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city; Amber is a classic; romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes; apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.
* A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride; all the way up to the Fort entrance.
* In the afternoon we have a half day sightseeing tour.
* The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace;- the former Royal residence;- part of it converted into a museum.
* One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum; housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols; blunderbusses; flintlocks; swords; rifles and daggers.
* Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.
* Later visit the Jantar Mantar; which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace; the Observatory has 17 large instruments; many of them still in working condition.
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 14

Jaipur-Delhi (By road; approx 6 hrs drive) Leave Delhi (By Flight)
* After breakfast we depart Jaipur for Delhi.
* On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Delhi airport.
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* Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative from/to airport, along with 1 piece of baggage per person
* Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC medium car for 2 passengers ( AC Innova for 3-4 passengers)
* Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) including breakfast daily
* Local English Speaking Guide
* Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride/jeep ride
* Check in and check out time 12h00 (midday).
* 2 Nights in Delhi
* 1 Night in Amritsar
* 2 Nights in Dharamsala
* 2 Nights in Manali
* 2 Nights in Shimla
* 2 Nights in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur

 

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India view of the golden temple in Amristar
India elephant ride at the Amber Fort in Jaipur
India view of the Fatehpur Sikri Panch Mahal
India view of the Taj mahal and refelcting pond
India view of the Qutab Minar in Delhi
India view of the exterior of the Chandigarh airport
India view of the Shimla Mall road with people shopping
India view of the exterior of the Shimpla Jakhu Tempple
India view of the mountain from the Manali Solang Valley
India view of Manali in the summer with mountains in the background
India Saint John in the Wilderness church in Dharamshala
India view of the town of Dharamshala showing colourful houses
India view of the golden temple in Amristar
India view of the Delhi Akshardham