CULTURAL TRIP TO PUNJAB & HIMACHAL PRADESH
A place of immense beauty and charm, Punjab is endowed with clear and serene lakes, ancient temples and cheerful people along with plenty of sightseeing & tourist attractions. The most famous among these is the Golden Temple in Amritsar (holiest pilgrimage place in Sikhism). There are historical sites like the Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border which host the Ceremony. It is also a home to several museums like Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museums and wildlife Sanctuaries, Forts and Palaces.
How can you forget to enjoy a glass of lassi (traditional drink of this state which is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes with fruit).
On the other hand visit to Himachal to witness lush valleys surrounded by snow-capped hills with fresh air.There are numerous awesome places to visit in Himachal that makes your vacation a perfect one!
Major destinations included in the itinerary are Delhi, Patiala, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Manali, Shimla, Chandigarh
For those of you looking to escape everyday life and spend some time in nature’s lap with punjabi tadka this is a perfect retreat.
Today you will arrive at Delhi International airport, after meet & greet you will transfer to hotel. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Later you will be taken for city tour of Delhi visiting combined city tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat , where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated . Red Fort , Made by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan , Jama Masjid , The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk , this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple , dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune . India Gate , this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial . It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WW I .Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles . Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India. Overnight at hotel.’
Delhi – Patiala (260 Kms / 06 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Ptiala which is well known princely place in state of Punjab, it’s famous due to it’s Royal history. On arrival check-in into heritage hotel Baradari Palace. Later you will enjoy the visit to famous Palaces; Quila Mubarak, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Bagh Palace etc. After visit back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Patiala – Amritsar (240 Kms / 05.05 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to City of Golden Temple – Amritsar, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Later proceed for half tour visiting Durgayana temple & Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama (Closed on Monday) Return to your hotel. Late evening after an early dinner proceed for Night Palki ceremony at Golden temple. Overnihgt stay at hote.
Around 0830 hours, proceed for Heritage walk of Old city of Amritsar starting from Town Hall. Finish your walk at Golden temple entrance and start your tour of Golden temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Late afternoon, you will proceed to Wagah border to witness Flag lowering ceremony / beat the retreat ceremony between India & Pakistan. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Amritsar – Dharamshala (200 Kms / 05 Hrs)
Breakfast, drive to Dharamshala (known as The Little Lhasa) via Masroor Temple. Dharamshala has colorful Tibetan market where we will have chance to taste of Tibetan food like hot momos, Thupka, Sausage etc…. End of the day we will walk in the market followed by visiting His Holiness the Dalai Lama temple. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast we will have full day free to discover this town. This day we will visit the major attraction of tourist like Bhagsunag temple, St. John’s Church and Norbulingka Institute. Evening free at leisure to relax for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Dharamshala – Manali (240 Kms / 07-08 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Manali most visited hill station in India, on arrival check-in into the hoel. Evening free at leisure to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Manali Sightseeing + Nature walk
After breakfast, you will enjoy the half day visit Manali town visting Hadimba Temple, after that you will start Nature walk from Barua village to Vashisht village. Evening you will enjoy walk in mall road. Overnight stay at hotel.
Manali – Shimla (230 Kms / 07 Hrs)
Morning drive to Capital of Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, also known as hill’s queen. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Evening free for personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Discover Shimla (British Regime)
Morning after breakfast, you will be taken for city tour of Shimla visiting the capital of Himachal Pradesh with Vice Regal Lodge (known as Indian advance studies) and Jakho temple Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon visit Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, well known picnic sport during British raj, this is an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty. Afternoon visit The Christ Church, The Ridge, The Mall and bustling Lower Bazar market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Shimla – Chandigarh (120 Kms / 04 Hrs)
Chandigarh – Delhi (By Kalka Shtabdi; 1823 / 2155 Hrs) + Departure
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh, on arrival you will visit Sukna Lake and Rock garden. In time transfer to Chandigarh railway station to board the train to Delhi. On arrival you will meet and transfer to Delhi International airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Value for money
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|Cost Detail – Validity; 01st July till 31st March’2021|
Cost on twin sharing basis
|Private Single Room||US$ 560|
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|Check-in Time: 12:00|
|Check-out Time: 12:00|
|During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations|
|Delhi :||WelcomHotel Dwarka|
|Patiala :||Baradari Palace|
|Amritsar :||Ramada Hotel|
|Dharamshala :||Hotel Citrus|
|Manali :||Jhonnson Lodge|
|Shimla :||Woodville Palace or Similar|
- 10 Nights / 11 Days in above mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing basis as per above program.
- Daily buffet breakfast & dinner at mentioned places, except Delhi would be on Breakfast only
- Arrival/departure transfer in Delhi with exclusive vehicle
- Assistance on arrival/departure transfers at airport/railway stations
- English speaking guide for whole tour.
- Entrance fees of the monuments (one visit only)
- Exclusive vehicle for entire trip.
- 01 train ticket from Chandigarh to Delhi in a/c chair car.
- Mineral water per day
- Presently applicable taxes
- Air/train fare
- Any laundry charges, drinks, insurance, tip etc
- Entrance fee for cultural sites
- Any personal or travel Insurance
- Any tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, Soft drinks
- Any other services aren’t committed above
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