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Spirit of India 14 days

2 nts Amritsar, 2 nts Dalhousie, 2 nts Mc Leodganj,
2 nts Shimla, 1 nt Chandigarh, 2 nts Rishikesh, 2 nts Agra, 1 nt Delhi


Day 01: Arrive Amritsar:
Amritsar - the Pool of Nectar of Immortality or so for millions of Sikhs. Situated in northwest India Amritsar takes its name from Sikhism's holiest shrine, the Harmandir Sahib, also called the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib. The city shares the northwest borderlands between India and Pakistan at Wagah, an half hour drive from town. It is about 30-odd miles east of Lahore, the ancient capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab in undivided India.
On arrival at Amritsar, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in
Overnight Stay at Hotel, Amritsar

Day 02: Amritsar:
Full day Tour The day starts with sightseeing of Holy city - Visit Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh known for the incidents of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under British Rule and Operation Bluestar in 1984.
Late afternoon excursion to Wagah Border. The Wagah border, often called the "Berlin wall of Asia", is a ceremonial border on the India–Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags', which has been held since 1959. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers.
Overnight stay at the hotel, Amritsar

Day 03: Amritsar to Dalhousie (170 Kms) :
Check out after breakfast from Amritsar and depart for Dalhousie. Dalhousie Town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General in India while establishing this place as a summer retreat. It has beautiful forests trails, thickly woods, waterfalls, springs and rivulets. Built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Post lunch explore the hill station of your own.
Dinner & overnight stay at Dalhousie hotel.

Day 04: Dalhousie (Khajjiar Excursion):
After Breakfast, depart for day visit to Khajjiar. Khajjiar is situated 25 Kms /02 hrs from Dalhousie. Khajjiar, often called 'Mini Switzerland' of Himachal Pradesh. On the way visit Dain kund and Kalatop bear sanctuary. Enjoy horse riding & adventure activities near Khajjiar lake, visit Khajji nag temple situated on banks of Khajjiar Lake. Return back to Dalhousie. On the way back visit Chamera lake.
Dinner & overnight stay at Dalhousie hotel.

Day 05: Dalhousie-Dharamshala/Mecleodganj (125 kms) :
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Formerly known as Bhagsu; it is the winter seat of government of the state of Himachal Pradesh and the district headquarters of the Kangra district. McLeod Ganj, a village within Dharamshala municipality, is the home of the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government. Dharamshala also has a cricket stadium. Lower Dharamshala is a commercial centre situated at height of 4500 ft above. Day free to explore the town by walking around.
Overnight Stay at Hotel, Dharamsala.

Day 06: Dharamshala/ Mecleaodganj:

Today visit the Tibetan Namgyal Monastry known as little Lhasa, has huge gilded bronzes of the Buddha. If you are lucky you may encounter the spiritual leader, the H H Dalai Lama. Kalahakra Temple has modern murals of mandalas. The temple is very important, as the practice of Kalachakra Tantra is instrumental in bringing world peace and harmony. The "St. John’s Church", which was built by Britisher's in 1860, has attractive stained glass windows. The bell was cast in London. The Viceroy Lord Elgin, who died in office, is buried here according to his wish, as it reminded him of his native Scotland.
Overnight Stay at Hotel, Dharamsala.


Day 07: Dharamshala-Shimla (245 kms):
After a relaxed morning, we will check-out and drive to Shimla - the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was the summer capital of erstwhile British India in the lower Himalayas. It evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches. The Mall is agog with elegant shops and bustling, cosmopolitan crowds. In the centre of the city is the famous scandal point. The Ridge is a place where all tourists flock and spend time.
Evening at leisure and Overnight Stay at Hotel, Shimla.

Day 08: Shimla :
Full Day Tour: After breakfast and a laid back morning, we will take a tour of Shimla. Visit Viceregal Lodge - the imposing six-storey edifice, which today is the institute for advanced studies, Jakhu hills the highest point of Shimla is famous for temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. St. Micheal's Cathedral on the Ridge, is regarded as the second oldest church in north India and is known for its fine stained glass windows. Also visit Christ Church and walk around The Mall Road.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Shimla - Chandigarh (115 kms) :
After breakfast drive down to Chandigarh. On arrival check in into the hotel and rest of the evening at leisure. Post lunch explore the modern city planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks. It is considered to be as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. Visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chandigarh.

Day 10: Chandigarh - Rishikesh (220 kms):
Morning drive to Rishikesh - One of the most popular pilgrim centers and gateway to the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yumnotri. The yoga centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place. On arrival check into your hotel located in the lap of nature. Late afternoon explore the town, visit an Ashram see spectacular aarti at bank of river Ganges.

Day 11: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Agra (Approx 400 kms)
Rishikesh is not only known for the holy river Ganga but you can do some white water rafting locally or rejuvinate with some spa treatments at Ananda in the Himalayas.
Stay the night in Rishikesh.

Day 12: Rishikesh to Agra via Haridwar:
Drive to Agra. This we've been told that the first part of this journey is a bone shaker of a journey but gets better as we go along. Stay the night in Agra.

Day 13: Agra - Half Day Tour
Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhi's by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Red Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. Post lunch drive down to Delhi.

Day 14: Delhi & Departure
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers. Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyen's, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.

End of Tour




Hotels Resort Board No of Nts
Clarks Inn Amritsar HB 02
Mount View Dalhousie BB 02
Anand Palace Mecleodganj BB 03
Quality Inn Simla BB 02
Park View Chandigarh BB 01
Tapovan Rishikesh BB 02
Crystal Inn Agra BB 02
Rockwell Plaza Delhi BB 01
FO = Flight Only | BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive
Departures Price
01 Oct - 04 Dec 2011 £1197
05 Dec - 08 Jan 2012 £1457
09 Jan - 30 Mar 2012 £1147
31 Mar - 15 Apr 2012 £1347
16 Apr - 30 Apr 2012 £1117
Longer durations & hotel upgrades available at a supplement
Pricee Includes
International and Domestic flights and airport taxes
Arrival/departure transfer and sightseeing as per the above program with private Air Conditioned medium car with English speaking driver
English speaking local guide for sightseeing
Assistance at airport and hotels by our representative
Accomodation on twin sharing as per the above mentioned hotels or similar.

Package does not Include
Above mentioned cost does not include any Xmas and New Year Dinners, unspecified meals, telephone call , laundry, camera fee ,tips , insurance and any other expenses of personal nature not mentioned above
Monument fees to be paid locally

Price may vary. To get the revised price as per your requirement please call reservation on 020 7258 7800.

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