Take trip through North India and visit the first planned city of India. A city which is always open to give and receive. Read all about Chandigarh, know more about the city, and not just explore but live it. Get insights of the food joints, markets, destinations, lesser known places and much more.
Chandigarh is a modern marvel and symbol of growth and prosperity in India which is the result of the of the dream of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and the eminent Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier has always been and shall always be a benchmark for all the cities in India in terms of growth and development.
Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time.
Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The hill station was referred to as the 'Queen of Hills'. Today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most popular hill resorts.
Rishikesh is a small town and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Scenically located where the Holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. Rishikesh is associated with Lord Rama and Laxman.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of New Delhi visiting the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.
Morning to Rishikesh – an important point for beginning trips to Himalayan shrines Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Arrive Rishikesh and check – in at hotel. Aftrnoon sightseeing tour of Rishikesh includes Bharat Mandir the oldest temple; Nilkanth Mahadev believed to be the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison churned out of the cosmic ocean; Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat
Day return excursion to Haridwar. Visit Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganges
Morning drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh and check – in at hotel. The capital of two states, Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is independent India’s most modern and well-planned city, designed by Le Corbusier
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings.
Morning drive to the ‘Summer Retreat of the British – Shimla. Arrive Shimla and check – in at hotel. The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Morning sightseeing tour of Shimla including The Mall – Shimla’s principal promenade and best for a leisurely walk. Jakhoo Hill is the highest point in Shimla and offers a panoramic view of the city. Glen forest is one of the most fascinating picnic spots in Shimla. Summer Hill has pleasant shady walks in quite surroundings. Chadwick Falls are situated amidst thick forest and gives a breathtaking view. Prospect Hill is a popular picnic spot that gives some beautiful views of the region
Morning drive to Manali. Arrive Manali and check – in at hotel. Set amidst forests of towering cedars, circled by snowy peaks and the unending roar of the Beas as a constant companion, Manali offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, nature walks, angling and other winter sports
Morning sightseeing tour of Manali including the legendary Hadimba Devi Temple and the picturesque Tibetan Monastery. Go a little bit away from the town, and you come across the legendary Arjun Gufa, the historically famous village Jagatsukh, the serene Nehru Kund, the picturesque landscapes of Kothi and Solang Valley, besides the 9,000-foot-high Rehalla Falls
Morning drive to Dharamshala. Arrive Dharamshala and check – in at hotel. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamsala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is a charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer forests.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dharamshala including various monasteries and Mcleodganj often called Little Lhasa and the residence of the Dalai Lama, which has been here for over three decades. The monastery has larger-than-life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Also visit ST. JOHN’S, the charming dressed stone church in the wilderness.
Morning drive to Dalhousie. Arrive Dalhousie and check – in at hotel. The hill station of Dalhousie is named after a former British governor-general, and is full of old world charm and exudes a lingering aura of colonial times
Day free for independent activities or to see the local attractions.
Morning drive to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar and check – in at hotel. The city is famous for its Golden Temple
Morning city tour of Amritsar visiting the famous Golden Temple, a glittering gold and marble temple which is one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Durgiana Mandir is a temple with a golden dome and silver doors; Jalianwala Bagh has a memorial built in memory of unarmed victims massacred b the British. Intime transfer to Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi. (No hotel envisaged in Delhi)
You will be assisted by a SITA representative to board flight for onward destination.