North India - PI-0278
Day 1: Delhi
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Arrival at Delhi international airport, where our airport representative will receive and transfer to the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Pathankot
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing of old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid the largest mosque in Asia,Built by Shah Jahan, drive past of Red Fort
. Afternoon visit ,Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb's and President house.Evening transfer to the railway station to take train for Pathankot which will proceed to onward destination of Dharamshala.Overnight in train.
Day 3: Pathankot - Dharamshala
Monday, January 28, 2019 - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
After arrival in Pathankot drive to Dharamshala. On arrival in Dharamshala check-in to the hotel. Afternoon tour visiting Bhagsunag temple, St Johns church and The Dalai Lama's temple.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Dharamshala
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Today we go on a walk around Mc Leodganj. It is a steep walk for about 3 kms from Mcleod ganj to Galu Devi passing through the deodar forest. From Galu Devi we have good views of Dhauladhars. It takes another two hours from Galu Devi to Naddi village from where we have very good view of the peaks of Dhauladhar. From Naddi we come to the road head, Talnu and then walk on the road for 5 minutes to reach Tibetan Children Village. Passing through Tibetan children village and walking on road through forest we reach Mcleod Ganj. Evening free to explore Mc Leodganj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Dharamshala
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
Full day free for independent activities. You can engage in visiting Kangra Fort, Kangra town and Norbulingka Institute. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Dharamshala - Manali
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019
Transfer by surface from Dharamsala to Manali. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Manali
Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Today we take you on a small walk of Manali. Morning transfer to old Manali village. Visit Manu temple
and also view some very old traditionally built houses in the village. Later we walk from the village to Hadimba Devi Temple, an old pagoda shaped wooden temple through a small forest. From Hadimba Devi temple we walk through another village - Nasogi down to the Tibetan Monastery located towards the end of Manali market. Afternoon a tour to Naggar to visit the old Castle which is now renovated and is operated as a hotel. Also visit the famous Roerich Art Gallery and few old temples in Naggar village. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Manali
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Manali - Shimla
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Monday, February 4, 2019
Travel by surface from Manali to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Shimla
Monday, February 4, 2019 - Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Morning free. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall
& The Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Shimla
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Full day excursion visiting Chail, Kufri and Naldehra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Shimla - Rishikesh
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Morning drive to Rishikesh. On arrival in Rishikesh check-in to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Rishikesh
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 2019
Morning visit to Lakshmana Jhula. Rishikesh - 24 km from Haridwar, Rishikesh makes a wonderful entry point to the four major Hindu pilgrimage centres - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is also known as \'Yoga Capital of the World\' and has a number of yoga and meditation centers to boast of. It has also been increasingly attracting the attention of adventure tourists from all over the world because of the exciting opportunities of trekking and white water rafting. You will visit various Ashrams, temples and yoga and meditation centers during the day and you can even talk to the holy saints who could enlighten you about the subtle points of Hindu philosophy. In the evening, witness the evening aarti at Triveni Ghat (bank) of River Ganges and meet the legendary saint Sri Godavari Giri Ji Maharaj.
Day 14: Rishikesh
Friday, February 8, 2019 - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Morning free to relax in the Hotel. Afternoon excursion to Haridwar. Haridwar - An ancient Hindu pilgrimage site at the foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar is one of the venues of the famous Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in every twelve years besides the Ardh Kumbh Mela, held every six years. Besides the innumerable temples of Haridwar, there are five main bathing spots here that are considered sacred and are prime locations for those who visit here for religious purposes. They are Gangadwara, Kankhal, Nila Parvata, Bilwa Theertha and Kusavarta. Hari-ki-Pairi distorted to Har-ki-Pauri. The last one is however the main ghat at Haridwar, which is believed to have a footprint of Lord Vishnu himself on a stone in a wall. Evening watch the Ganga Aarti on the banks of River Ganges. Later comeback to Rishikesh for overnight stay.
Day 15: Rishikesh - Delhi
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Morning free to relax in the Hotel. Afternoon drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward destination.