Delhi – Himachal – Chandigarh W/O Manali
01 Day: Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the Railway Station/Airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
02 Day: Delhi – Amritsar
After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon proceed to Wagah Border – the international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle. Drive back to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
03 Day: Amritsar Local Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Golden Temple and Jaliyanwala Bagh.The Golden Temple is the most exalted of all Sikh shrines, drawing pilgrims from near and far for centuries. Later on visit Jaliyanwala Bagh, next to the golden Temple. A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, Jaliyanwala Bagh is another must visit in Amritsar. Here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by British General Dyer. Presently the place also has a park. Dinner & Overnight Stay in hotel.
04 Day: Amritsar – Dalhousie (192 km 7-8 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive down to Dalhausie.On arrival check-into hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
05 Day: Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Chamba (52 km 3-4 hrs)
Morning transfer to Chamba. En route stop at Khajjiar. It’s a very beautiful meadow which is often referred as ‘Mini Switzerland of India’. Later drive to Chamba. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Laxmi Narayan Temple complex and Bhuri Singh Museum. Return to hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
06 Day: Chamba – Bharmour – Chamba (140 km 6-7 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Bharmour. Bharmour is famous for its group of 84 ancient temples. Return to hotel Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
07 Day: Chamba – Nurpur – Dharamshala (178 kms)
Morning after breakfast transfer to Dharamshala via Nurpur. Visit Krishna Temple at Nurpur. Continue drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival at check-into hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
08 Day: Dharamshala Local Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast proceed to The private Residence of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the museum which throws light on the rich heritage of the Tibetans. After sightseeing return to hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
09 Day: Dharamshala – Palampur (155 km 6-7 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandi via Palampur. Enroute visit tea plantation at Palampur and Baijnath Temple. Upon arrival check-into hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
10 Day: Palampur – Shimla (235 kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Shimla. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
11 Day: Shimla Local Sightseeing
Morning proceed to visit Naldehra and Kufri. In the afternoon explore the main market of Shimla while walking over the RIDGE which is the large open space in the heart of town presents excellent view of the mountain ranges. Main shopping centre of Shimla with restaurants, Lakkar Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs. Dinner & Overnight stay in hotel.
12 Day: Shimla – Chandigarh
Morning after breakfast drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh drop at desired location.