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Himalayas & The Golden Temple

HIGHLIGHTS

Toy train to Shimla | Tibetan influence in Dharamshala | Golden Temple Dharamshala | Golden Temple Amritsar | Wagha Border Amritsar

DURATION

12 Days\11 Nights

DEPATURES

Daily on Private basis

PRICE FROM

AUD 4124 per person - Superior Category (Private departures - based on 2 passengers) | Price valid for travel from 01st Oct'17 to 30th Apr'18

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Chauffeur driven Toyota Innova
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit
  • Train tickets on sector Delhi/Kalka/Shimla on the best available.

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Welcome to Himachal Pradesh, the ‘land of snow’, whose proximity to the heavens also makes it referred to as the ‘land of the gods’.  This, as the Himalaya raises its mighty head to gossip with the clouds, is easy to believe.  The soft, natural beauty of the land is uplifting regardless of the face it reveals, the mood it is in.  The verdant valleys of Himachal Pradesh are incomparable in offering a panoramic feast to tourists who flock to the state round the year. Easily accessible from the plains of northern India, the picturesque Shivalik valley in the Kalka-Shimla region affords a breathtaking experience. This itinerary takes you to Shimla, the stately summer capital of the Raj, with its resplendent Viceregal Lodge, the Christ Church and other Raj buildings.  From there to Paragpur, the only listed ‘heritage’ village in the country, and the orchards and tea gardens of Palampur framed against the mighty Dauladhar mountain range.  Nearby is the Andretta, a potter’s village which was home of the famous studio potter, Sir Shobha Singh. Andretta has acquuired a reputation as an artists’ colony.  Dharamshala is the current home of the Dalai Lama (his headquarters are in nearby McLeodganj), and has a sizeable Tibetan community.   Coming down from the hills, you stop at Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple, which is the holiest of the Sikh shrines.

Day 1: Delhi
Welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi
A full day tour introduces you to the capital of the world’s largest democratic republic as well as the colonial and imperial city. B

Day 3: Delhi-Kalka-Shimla
Your train to Kalka connects with the famed Toy train to Shimla. B

Days 4&5: Shimla
Take a heritage walk of Shimla. B

Day 6 : Shimla-Paragpur – 235 kms – 7 hrs drive 
A scenic drive by car today to beautiful Paragpur. B

Day 7: Paragpur
Spend the day exploring the village and its surroundings and interact with the locals. B

Day 8: Paragpur-Dharamshala – 60 kms – 2 hrs drive
On the way to Dharamshala there are many opportunities to enjoy the distinctive sights of the Kangra Valley. Experience the Tibetan influence in Dharamshala. B

Day 9: Dharamshala
Spend the day visiting the Budhist learning centres and other places of interest in Dharamshala  and McLeodganj, home to the Dalai Lama. B

Day 10: Dharamshala-Amritsar – 200 kms – 6 hrs drive
Today you will descend the mountains on a long but scenice 200km 6-7 hour journey to Amritsar, which will take most of the day. B

Day 11: Amritsar
Visit the Golden Temple and witness the changing of the guards at Wagha Border (the Pakistan border). B

Day 12: Amritsar
Free day in Amritsar. You will be transferred to the airport or to the train station where your tour ends. B

Please contact either your travel agent or Contact us for more details.

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