Scenic Himachal and Sacred Amritsar
Scenic Himachal and Sacred Amritsar
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Highlights: Delhi - Parwanoo - Shimla - Pragpur - Palampur - Dharamshala - Amritsar


Excursion to Agra - £167


Hotels:
Delhi - Haveli Dharampura 4*
Parwanoo - Timber Trail Heights 3*
Shimla - Clarkes Hotel 4*
Pragpur - The Judge's Court 3*
Palampur - Taragarh Palace Hotel 3*
Dharamshala - Pride Surya Mountain Resort 3*
Amritsar – Ramada


Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
- Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2: Delhi
- Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Explore the Qutab Complex which houses India’s biggest single tower, the Qutab Minar, and the 4th century rust free Iron Pillar; the Mughal citadel named Lal Qila (Red Fort); and Lutyens’ Delhi.
- Also, visit the grand Jama Masjid and Humayan’s Tomb – a monument commissoned by Bega Begum in memory of her beloved husband.


Day 3: Delhi to Parwanoo
- Drive to Parwanoo for an overnight stay.
- En route visit the beautifully laid out Mughal Gardens at Pinjore.


Day 4: Parwanoo to Shimla via Kalka by train
- Early morning transfer to Kalka railway station to connect on the Shivalik Express, the narrow gauge train which takes you through 102 tunnels, over many arched bridges and through several picturesque stations on its 96 km journey.
- Upon arrival at Shimla (alt. 2213m) transfer to your hotel for a three night stay.
- Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 5 - 6: Shimla
- The scenery and ambience of this area attracted the British in such measure that it seemed justifiable to shift the complete administration of an Empire from Calcutta to Shimla.
- This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour, visiting the famous Mall, the Vice Regal Lodge, and the Himachal State museum.


Day 7: Shimla to Pragpur
- Drive to Pragpur and arrive at the Judges Court – a heritage Manor House offering magnificent views of the snow-capped mountain peaks.
- Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 8: Pragpur
- Visit the twin heritage villages of Garli and Pragpur.
- It offers an ideal location for village tourism with many heritage
structures, some as old as 250 years.


Day 9: Pragpur to Palampur
- Drive to Palampur, en route visiting the Kangra Fort which is strategically positioned overlooking the Ban Ganga and Manjhi Rivers. - Palampur is located at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains at an altitude of 3400 feet and surrounded by the tea gardens of Kangra Valley.


Day 10: Palampur
- This morning’s sightseeing includes visits to the Bundla Chasm, Shobha Singh Art Gallery at Andretta Village, Tashijong Monastery, and the beautifully sculpted Baijnath Temple.
- Afternoon at leisure.


Day 11: Palampur to Dharamshala
- Drive to Dharamshala.
- During the afternoon visit McLeod Ganj - upper Dharamsala housing the exiled government of Tibet headed by its spiritual leader - H.H. The Dalai Lama.


Day 12: Dharamsala to Amritsar
- Drive to Amritsar.
- Upon arrival check in at your hotel.
- Late evening visit the Golden Temple - the spiritual & temporal place of Sikh religion.
- Overnight stay.


Day 13: Amritsar to Delhi by train
- Morning sightseeing tour of Amritsar including the Golden Temple and the Jallianwala Bagh.
- Late afternoon transfer to Amritsar Railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train for Delhi.
- Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel.
- Overnight stay.


Day 14: Delhi
- Day at leisure.
- Optional same day return excursion to Agra is
possible at an extra cost.
- Overnight stay.


Day 15: Delhi
Transfer to the airport to board flight for onward journey.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Virgin Atlantic
  • Airport taxes
  • 14 nights accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
  • Services of local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
  • Train fare for the sector Amritsar - Delhi by executive air-conditioned chair car
  • Toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla by non Ac class

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast