Day 1: Delhi – Chandigarh
Depart Delhi early in the morning. Travel to Chandigarh. Afternoon tour of Chandigarh visiting the Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake and Pinjore Garden. Overnight at the Taj Chardigarh hotel.
Day 2: Chandigarh – Dharamsala
Scenic drive from Chandigarh to Dharamsala. Arrivie late in the afternoon to stay two nights at Chanor House Hotel. Time to relax and enjoy the views of high snow-capped mountains and deep boulder strewn gorges. (B)
Day 3: Dharamsala
Spend the morning exploring Dharamsala best known as Dalai Lama’s home. Visit the Tibetan Children’s village which provides free education to some 2000 refugee children, Also visit McLeod Ganj, headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile. (B)
Day 4: Dharamsala – Manali
Early departure to continue with a scenic drive from Dharamsala to Manali. Arrive late in the afternoon to stay two nights at the Snow Crest Manor hotel. Evening at leisure. (B)
Day 5: Manali
This morning you will be taken on a full day tour of Manali covering Hadimba Devi temple; built in 1553, Vashisht Temple and it’s well known hot springs, Jagarsuhk’ Solang valley and the famous Rohtang pass. (B)
Day 6: Manali – Shimla
Early morning departure to Shimla. Afternoon arrival to stay 2 nights at the Clark’s Shimla hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy at your own pace. We suggest you take a walk down to the famous Mall Street, a very popular place for tourists and locals dotted with many restaurants, bars and clubs. (B)
Day 7: Shimla
Today explore Shimla’s sights including the Indian Institute of Advanced studies housed in the Viceregal lodge which was built in 1884- 88, Jakhu temple, Christ Church, Kufri, St. Michael’s Cathedral and Naldhera. (B)
Day 8: Shimla – Kalka – Delhi
Travel by train between Shimla and Kalka. This is a spectacular journey as the train weaves its way through 103 tunnels. Upon arrival in Kalka you will be driven to Delhi arriving late in the evening. (B)
Amritsar Extension: 3 Days/2 Nights from $295* per person
Spend an additional two nights discovering Amritsar, home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple. The temple’s exterior is gold-plated and the temple sits in the middle of its holy pool. A sight not to be missed.
Note: This option can be taken on day 2 before continuing your journey to Dharamsala.