The Incredible India Himachal Tour will offer you a wonderful opportunity to explore the amazing beauty of the Himalayan hill towns like Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala with Amritsar. During this mountain tour in India, you will cherish your holidays in the pleasant climate and relaxing environment. In addition, you will see the spectacular beauty of the majestic Himalayas.
Delhi – Shimla along with Kufri – Kullu – Manali – Dharamshala – Amritsar – Delhi
Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi
Upon arrival at New Delhi International Airport, a representative from Colours of Rajasthan Tours will receive you with a warm welcome. Then, you will get the assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Shimla
Post breakfast, drive to Shimla, the capital of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. Check-in at the hotel on arrival in Shimla, the former summer capital of British India. Fondly known as the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla is a perfect destination to enjoy a leisure holiday in the lap of nature and pleasant climate. The city offers a spectacular view of the Great Indian Himalayas. The lush green hills and the snow-capped mountains will surely be a great treat for your eyes. In the evening, take a walk to the Mall—a promenade where you can view elegant mansions and curio shops. The magnificent pines and cedars give a beautifully fresh aroma to the air. Return to the hotel on time. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Shimla – Kufri – Shimla
Post breakfast, visit Kufri— a popular adventure destination in India famous for its trekking and hiking trails as well as skiing activities. Enjoy fun activities and explore the beauty of Kufri. Return to Shimla in the afternoon. After some rest at the hotel, embark on a sightseeing tour in Shimla. Visit the famous Jakhoo Hills, known for the Jakhoo Temple. Then, visit the Vice Regal Lodge and walk down the Mall Road. Also visit the Ridge—a large open space, located in the heart of Shimla. Explore other attractions and enjoy your own activities. On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Shimla – Kullu – Manali
Check out from the hotel in Shimla after having your breakfast. Move towards your next destination, Manali, en route to visit the famous Kullu Valley. The beautiful valley of Kullu is surrounded by the Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas and is well-known for its Apple Trees. On arrival in Manali, you will get the assisted transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Manali Sightseeing
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for a sightseeing tour in Manali and its surrounding. Manali is a very popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh at a height of approx. 6725 ft. / 2050 m. It is surrounded by high snow-covered peaks in the beautiful green Beas valley. The hill town of Manali is also famous for mountain adventure activities.
First, take a trip to Rohtang Pass, which is located at 13,000 Ft. This place is one of the world’s highest motorable roads, and surely has a mesmerizing view of the other gigantic mountains. Later, visit the prominent attractions of Manali, including Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple; Tibetan Monastery, and Vashisth Village—known for its temples and sulfur hot springs, endowed with great healing powers. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Manali – Dharamshala
Check out from the hotel in Manali after having your breakfast. Later, drive to your next destination, Dharamshala—the Winter Capital of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is a beautiful and serene hill town that shot to fame after his Holiness Dalai Lama took shelter here. On arrival in this beautiful and holy hill town, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Dharamshala Sightseeing
Have your breakfast. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour in Dharamshala. Visit McLeod Ganj also known as the “Little Lhasa of India”. Also, visit Tibetan Museum and Namgyal Monastery often referred to as “Dalai Lama’s Temple” which is the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08: Dharamshala – Amritsar
Check out from the hotel in Dharamshala and then drive to your next destination, Amritsar, a holy city and Sikh pilgrimage place in Punjab. On arrival in Amritsar, check in at the hotel. Freshen up and have some rest. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 09: Amritsar Sightseeing
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, embark on a sightseeing tour in Amritsar. Visit attractions like Shree Durgiana Temple—a 16th-century temple of Goddess Durga (Goddess of wealth); Jallianwala Bagh: a memorial that marks the tragic event of the Amritsar Massacre in the year 1919; Rambagh Gardens with a museum that displays the history of Sikh empire, paintings, armoury, coins and manuscripts, etc.; Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Sahib; and Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib, located on the south of Golden Temple, is a nine-story building with spectacular architecture.
Later, proceed to Wagah Border, a popular tourist spot situated near a road border crossing between India and Pakistan, which is just a one-hour drive from Amritsar city. The place is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by Indian Security Forces and Rangers of the neighboring country.
In the evening, visit the world-famous Golden Temple to witness the Palki Sahib ceremony wherein dozens of devotees act as a human conveyor belt to carry the Grantha Sahib (a shrine containing the Adi Grantha – Holy Scripture of Sikhs) from the main shrine to the sanctum, where it is kept until the opening ceremony, the next morning. Golden Temple is the holiest and the most important Sikh spots in the world and was constructed between late 16th century and early 17th century.
On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Amritsar – Delhi
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel in Amritsar. Thereafter, drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 11: Delhi – Departure
Have your breakfast and then proceed for a sightseeing tour in Delhi. Visit the attractions like Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Chandani Chowk in Old Delhi. Then, explore New Delhi’s attractions like India Gate, Parliament House, Birla Temple, President House, and Qutub Minar. Return to the hotel on time. After a farewell dinner, you will be transferred to the New Delhi International Airport. Take a flight back to your home destination. The mountain tour in India ends.
Highlights of the Tour
This 09 Nights/10 Days Incredible India Himachal Tour package offers you to discover the following:
- Visits of the Mall Road, the Ridge, and Jakhoo Temple in Shimla.
- Excursion to Kufri from Shimla.
- Visits of Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery, and Vashisth Village in Manali.
- Visit the Tibetan Museum and Namgyal Monastery in Dharamshala.
- A visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
- Watch the beating retreat ceremony at the Indo-Pak border.
- Daily Breakfast
- Air-Conditioned Car with English Speaking Driver
- Sightseeing Tour with an English Speaking Guide
- International/Domestic flight tickets and visas
- Entrance Fees Approx INR 700 per person per Monument
- Tip for your tour guide. Tipping the tour guide is your personal gesture
- Tip for your driver. Tipping the driver is your personal gesture
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