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Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and proceed to your hotel. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03 Drive from Delhi – Nalagarh (280 kms / approx. 6 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards Nalagarh and check-in at the hotel called Nalagrah Fort - historical monuments that testify the medieval history of the ancient capital of the Hindur kingdom. The most impressive of all is undoubtedly the Nalagarh Fort that has now been converted into a heritage resort, but it never fails to draw the attention of travellers with its architectural grandeur and picturesque views of the Shivalik hills. Upon arrival and rest for a while as the verdant greenery and heritage attractions of Nalagarh await for the day. Use the leisure time to stroll across the peaceful streets of the city lined with lush foliage. Explore its beautiful orchards that are dotted with colorful flowers, lending a soothing fragrance to the environment. Dinner and overnight stay in Nalagarh.

Day 04 Drive from Nalagarh - Pragpur (130 km/approx. 3 hours)

After breakfast, transfer to Pragpur- a place replete with rich history. Recorded as a famous heritage village in the state of Himachal Pradesh, this exotic village has innumerable small monuments that offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of people who inhabited the place ages ago. Spend some time sitting by the lake to enjoy idyllic beauty of the picturesque environs. Take relaxing walks along the peaceful streets of the quaint little village for a serene experience. Admire the historical edifices, including the country manor, now a heritage hotel, which features Indo-European architecture. Dinner and overnight stay in Pragpur.

Day 05 Day at Leisure in Pragpur

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in this heritage village. Dinner and overnight stay in Pragpur.

Day 06 Drive from Pragpur - Dharamshala (270 kms / approx. 5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Dharamshala - Perhaps one of the best holiday destinations since the time of the British. Situated amid coniferous forests, this place is renowned as the holy abode of The Dalai Lama- the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore His home in this picturesque territory and the Centre of Tibetan culture to gain an insight into the place's origin and history. Head to the hub of Buddhist culture in Dharamshala- McLeod Ganj and explore its myriad attractions, including the exotic Kangra valley. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival, for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07 Explore Dharamshala

After breakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medical center, Tour of Norbulingka Institute - a unique institution that combines training in the arts with the production of high quality art objects. The skills preserved and passed on at Norbulingka include statue making, thangka painting, appliqué and tailoring, woodcarving and carpentry. The masters teaching these arts are true artists’ intent primarily on preserving their heritage and passing it on to a new generation of artists. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Dinner and overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 08 Day at leisure in Dharamshala

After breakfast, spend full day at leisure. Alternatively, you may go on sightseeing tour of Dharamshala. Dinner and overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Day 09 Drive from Dharamshala – Amritsar (200 kms / approx. 5 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4th Sikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. Not just the religious aspect, but this city also holds a prominent spot in the saga of India's freedom struggle. Amritsar witnessed the brutality of colonial forces in 1919, which is penned down in history as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 10 The Golden Temple and Wagha Border

After breakfast, go to the Golden Temple - most important gurudwara of the Sikhs and is a symbol of their religious and historic traditions. Then, visit Jallianwala Bagh adjacent to the golden temple, site of a massacre of innocent Indians at the hands of General Dyer. In the evening, visit the India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles. As the sun goes down, the air is filled with the sound of nationalistic slogans and patriotic songs. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 11 Drive from Amritsar – Delhi (450 kms / approx. 8 hours)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi, involving long drive. By evening, reach Delhi and check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 Departure from Delhi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home. End of Services.

11 Nights / 12 Days

2N Delhi- 1N Nalagarh– 2N Pragpur- 3N Dharamshala- 2N Amritsar - 1N Delhi

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

Visit in Delhi – Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb
Drive past in Delhi - Red Fort, Rajghat, President House & India Gate
Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
Stay in heritage hotel and historical monument – Nalagarh Fort
Stay in famous heritage and exotic village of Himachal – Pragpur
In Pragpur, temples and Kangra Valley
In Dharamshala, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex (Museum and Home of Dalai Lama), Tour of Norbulingka Institute, Monasteries and Yoga/Meditation programs (optional)
In Amritsar, visit Harminder Sahib –The Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh
Attend ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony at Wagha Border
Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
Start From Delhi and End in Delhi

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Category B Meal Plan
Delhi 3 Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar The Hans Breakfast
Nalagarh 1 Nalagarh Fort Nalagarh Fort Breakfast & Dinner
Pragpur 2 WH Judges Court WH Judges Court Breakfast
Dharamshala 3 Indraprastha Spa Resort WH Grace Hotel Breakfast & Dinner
Amritsar 2 Hyatt Radisson Blu Hotel Breakfast


PACKAGE COST Category A Category B
Cost for Single Pax Travelling 101525 95077
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 52049 49695
Cost Per Person when 3 Pax Travelling 44685 42434
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 44465 42095

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 11 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours in Delhi, Dharamshala & Amritsar
• Entry Fee at the Monuments at Delhi & Dharamshala only
• Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Special activities as per the itinerary
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

Dharamshala - Tibetan Institutes remain closed on Sunday & Second Saturday of Month, 2 Oct, 15 Aug, All Tibetan Holidays.Tibetan School Office is closed on all Saturdays
Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hr