Himachal Heritage tour

Trip Duration: 12 Days
Best Time: All Season
Activities: villages and forts
Grade: Easy
Highlights: Jeep,Villages,Forts
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Himachal Heritage tour

Day by Day Details Itinerary

 Day 01: Arrive in Delhi and train to Chandigarh – Nalagarh

 In the mid night you will arrive in Delhi than transfer to the hotel for a short rest then transfer to the New Delhi train station.  Soon after your arrival in Chandigarh, our representative will meet you and arrange for your travel till Nalagarh, the first destination in this circuit. Once you arrive there, you will be transferred to the hotel where you could retire for the night.

Day 02: Nalagarh  - Shimla

After the breakfast drive to Shimla, the trail of Himachal heritage will now move towards Shimla, often known as the 'Queen of hill stations'. Shimla being the capital of Himachal Pradesh is often the most visited city in the state. Also, owing to the number of tourist resorts and shopping areas housed here, visitors flock to this place in great numbers.  Upon reaching shimla check in the hotel later take a short walk to the market. Overnight hotel

Day 03: Explore Shimla

After a leisurely breakfast we visit the ridge adjacent to the Mall road and visit the landmark of the town - the 1857 built Christ Church that holds several memorial plaques and beautiful stained glass windows; the imposing Viceregal Lodge now the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies built in 1880; and the State Museum. Most of the buildings in Shimla are built in the colonial neo-gothic style and are more than a 100 years old. In the afternoon we drive over to the Jhakoo Temple dedicated to Hanuman a god in the Hindu pantheon. It is the highest point in Shimla at 2445m / 8019ft and is home to a large monkey population. In the evening we stroll along the Mall road and you can shop for some old books, local handicrafts and other curios. In the evening we return to the hotel.

Day 04: Shimla - Manali

On the 4th day you will move further northwards to Manali, the gateway to the fascinating Rohtang Pass. Post breakfast you could start off your trail so that you reach the destination well in time. Also, there are a number of surprises stored for you on the way as well.The first place, on the way, you will stop at is Sundernagar. Here you can treat your eyes to the fascinating views of the Sundernagar Lake. The next stoppage would be at Kullu, which is most popular for its yearly Dusshera celebrations. However, it has other attractions too, to entertain you, if you were visiting it at other times! A few of the foremost ones to name in the order are the Bijli Mahadev temple, Raja Rupi Kulu Palace, and the Bajaura temple. After Kullu, visit the Pandoh Dam before finally you arrive in Manali.

Day 05: Manali

 Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hidimba, the Bhim of Mahabharat fame. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms. from the tourist office. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. later visit old Manali. Over night stay in Manali.

Day 06: Manali - Palampur

In the morning of the 7th day, the trail heads towards Palampur all the way taking you through Jogindernagar and Bajinath. The ancient temple in Bajinath, famous for its Himachali architectural styles, is also a very revered place of worship for the locals and tourists alike. By evening you will arrive in Palampur. Check in to the hotel and allow the cozy comforts of the hotel to completely arrest your senses...

Day 07: Palampur - Dharamshala

Your sightseeing trip to Palampur will begin with a visit to Andretta Potteries, a hub of numerous artistic activities. The Taragarh Palace and the Al-Hilal palace are the other noteworthy attractions of the area. Post lunch you will arrive at the Chinmaya Tapovan trust and from here, straight away head towards Mcleodganj, Dharamshala; your next destination in line. On arriving here, check into a hotel.

Day 08: Dharamsala

Morning visit Norbulingka (A Tibetan Centre of learning traditional art and craft). Visit Losel Doll Museum and different workshops of Thangka paintings, Wood Craft, Statue making etc in Norbulingka. India Travellers arrange for a Cookery Demonstration around lunch time. Later visit Bhagsu nag village, Tibet Museum etc. Overnight hotel.

Day 09: Dharamshala - Pragpur

Dharamshala is one of the most visited hill stations in the country, owing to its religious significance. The backdrop of the Dhauladhar Mountains adds to its beauty by manifolds. Whether it is for the Hindu temples or the Buddhist monasteries of Mcleodganj, devotees and tourists alike throng to this place, all throughout the year. After breakfast  proceed towards Pragpur, the last stopover in the circuit. On arriving here by evening, you can check into the hotel for the night.

Day 10: Dharamsala - Amritsar ( 180 Kms / 5/6 Hrs)

Morning we go to Dharamkot to visit Tushita Meditation Centre for an hour long introduction talk on Tibetan Buddhism. Do meditation. Around noon we drive to Taragarh. Evening visit Wagha boarder to experience the flag hosting ceremony which is held with pomp between Indian and Pakistan forces.

Day 11: Amritsar – Fly to Delhi/ by train

Morning visit Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful. Take a guided tour of Jalianwala Bagh and transfer to airport for flight to


Day 12: Delhi – Fly Onwards

Tailor made full day tour of Old and New Delhi, including the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid the Presidents Palace (exterior), India Gate and then visit to historical monuments of Humayun’s Tomb. Evening at leisure and transfer to airport for flight onwards.




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