Best of Himachal with Golden Temple

2N Shimla - 3N Manali – 1N Dharamshala – 2N Dalhousie – 1N Amritsar

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2N Shimla – 3N Manali – 1N Dharamshala – 2N Dalhousie – 1N Amritsar

Package Highlights

  • Excursion to Kufri, Mall road and scandal point in Shimla
  • Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Mall road and much more… in Manali
  • In Dharamshala, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex (Museum and Home of Dalai Lama), Tour of Norbulingka Institute, Monasteries and Yoga/Meditation programs (optional)
  • In Dalhousie, visit St. John’s Church, Bara pathar & Bakrota Hills
  • Excursion to Khajjiar
  • In Amritsar, visit Harminder Sahib –The Golden Temple and Wagah (India-Pakistan border)
  • Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start and End in Chandigarh

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

ARRIVAL IN CHANDIGARH | DRIVE TO SHIMLA (115 KMS / APPROX. 3.5 HOURS)

Meet our representative upon arrival in Chandigarh and proceed to Shimla - abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 02

TRIP TO KUFRI

Drive to Kufri after breakfast. This is a popular picnic spot located 16km from Shimla. You may hike on foot to the Mahasu Peak or pay for a mule ride up the hill. Mahasu is the tallest peak in Kufri that gives tourists an amazing view of distant snow-capped peaks. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, take a walk on Shimla’s famous boulevard, Mall Road. See fine specimens of colonial architecture, snack at the various eateries in the market or shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03

SHIMLA – KULLU - MANALI (280 KMS / APPROX. 6.5 HOURS)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Manali. On the way enjoy kullu sightseeing. It is the the valley of gods, or the ‘habitable end of the world’, as the Kullu valley has come to be known, spreads out its charm on either side of the upper reaches of the river Beas. This valley is famous for the beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar forest sand sprawling apple orchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range. The valley is only 80 km long and 2 km at its broadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery. Later proceed to Manali & it offers super views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, and with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists. Apart from temples, Manali is popular among adventure tourists coming for trekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Manali.
Day 04

SIGHTSEEING IN MANALI

In morning after breakfast, go on an adventurous drive to Solang valley – a major attraction, without which the trip remains incomplete. All above mentioned adventure activities can be availed here at Solang Valley. Apart from activities, there are splendid views to enjoy in and around the Solang Valley. Later, today visit popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle and Art gallery. In the evening, go for a walk along Mall Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05

DAY AT LEISURE IN MANALI

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, you may explore the destination offering numerous adventure sports and other places of interest. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 06

DRIVE FROM MANALI – DHARAMSHALA (215 KMS / APPROX. 6 HOURS)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 07

SIGHTSEEING IN DHARAMSHALA I DRIVE TO DALHOUSIE (115 KMS / APPROX. 3.5 HOURS)

After breakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medical center and the Church of St. John. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Later drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Day 08

SIGHTSEEING IN DALHOUSIE WITH KHAJJIAR EXCURSION

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Khajjiar which is 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India - Khajjiar. The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood. Later return back to Dalhousie & visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar and hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks. Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09

DRIVE FROM DALHOUSIE – AMRITSAR (200 KMS / APPROX. 4.5 HOURS)

After early breakfast, drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4th Sikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. After check-in at the hotel, proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles. After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple. If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum. Overnight stay in Amritsar.
Day 10

AMRITSAR – DEPARTURE FROM CHANDIGARH (232 KMS / APPROX. 5 HOURS)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport for return journey back home. End of Services.

Hotels Offered

City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Shimla 2 East Bourne Resort & Spa Snow Valley Resort Bridge View Regency Breakfast & Dinner
Manali 3 Citrus Resort Manali Heights Victory Resort  Breakfast & Dinner
Dharamshala 1 Indraprastha Spa Resort WH Grace Hotel Royal Palace Resort   Breakfast & Dinner
Dalhousie 2  Amod Indraprastha Resort Namaskar Heights Breakfast & Dinner
Amritsar 1 Hyatt Regency Ramada The Grand Galaxy Breakfast 
Package Cost In Inr Category A Category B Category C
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 58,772   47,250 39,255
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 52,082  40,560  32,565
Cost for Extra Adult / Child with Bed (Hotel cost only) 27,980  19,236  15,060

Inclusions

  • 9 Night Accommodation in Well-appointed rooms as mentioned below Hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the Airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist AC vehicle (Air Conditioner in vehicles will not work in Hilly areas)
  • Drivers Allowances, Toll Taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Exclusions

  • Air Tickets and Airport Taxes
  • Excursion to Rohtang Pass
  • Entrance fee at Monuments 
  • Guide Service
  • Special activities as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Tips to Guides / Drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video Camera Fees may applicable at monuments

Route Map

Payment Policy

  • To process the reservation we require 60% advance deposit on packages with Airfare.
  • Final payment 30 days before the departure.

Refund Policy

  • All refunds to be made within 15 working days from cancellation date.
  • Refunds to be made in respective accounts & No refund in cash.

Cancellation Policy

  • No full refunds on Cancellation of Air / Bus / Train tickets once issued.
  • If Package cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to departure date, 50% of the package cost shall be deducted.
  • If package cancellation is made 15 to 07 days prior to departure, 75% of the package cost shall be deducted.
  • In case passenger is no show or 6 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour cost shall be deducted
  • If cancellation made 30 days and above prior to departure 30% per person on the package cost.
  • Flight tickets are refundable as per the airline terms.

Notes

  • MONUMENTS CLOSED ON Shimla & Kangra State Museums /vice regal lodge & Roerich Art Gallery/ Naggar remain closed on Mondays & all Govt. Holidays 
  • Zoo in Kufri also remains closed on Mondays
  • Rohtang Pass road would remain closed every Tuesday for maintenance purpose
  • Dharamshala – Tibetan Institutes remain closed on Sunday & Second Saturday of Month, 15 Aug, All Tibetan Holidays 
  • Tibetan School Office is closed on all Saturdays
  • Hotel Check-in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travellers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travellers
  • Hotels located at Mall Road – Please note if the Vehicle are not allowed at Mall Road,then guest will be dropped off at the nearest parking and they have to managed by walking
  • Package cost will not be valid between 20th December 2018 – 10th January 2019. Also on public holidays, festivals, exhibitions and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking.

Bank Details

BANK NAME INDUSIND BANK
ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME VF LEISURE HOLIDAYS PVT LTD
ACCOUNT NO 201000877953
BRANCH VELACHERY
IFSC CODE INDB0000606
BANK NAME ICICI BANK
ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME VF LEISURE HOLIDAYS PVT LTD
ACCOUNT NO 038505005155
BRANCH VELACHERY
IFSC CODE ICIC0000385

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