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Dharamsala: home of Dalai Lama Tour

Dharamsala: home of Dalai Lama Tour

Package Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered
New Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamshala - Shimla - Chandigarh

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Any airport taxes.
    • Any airfares.
    • Any new tax imposed by the Government.
    • Any expenditure of personal nature such as tips, drinks, telephone charges, laundry etc.

  • Delhi Arrival

    Description :

    On arrival in India you will be greeted and escorted by ourTour's Executive to your hotel.

    In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. Here you'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Where government buildings, medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Delhi

    • India Gate

    Description :

    After breakfast enjoy a full day city tour of Old & New Delhi.
    Visit the Red Fort (IMP: Red fort remains closed on Monday) the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge 33m high boundary wall. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.

    Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656 at a cost of one million Rupees has perfect proportions. India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. The interior of the prayer hall is divided into aisles by arches. The walls and floors are of marble inlay panels.

    Also visit the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna is Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. The memorial lies in the midst of landscaped gardens and made of a simple square platform of black marble inscribed with his last words "Hey Ram". An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

    Drive through Lutyens Delhi and see India Gate Built of Bharatpur stone, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Photo stop at Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy's residence is now the official residence of the President of India.

    Delhi - Amritsar

    • Golden Temple

    Description :

    After breakfast, transfer to railway station to board the train to Amritsar.
    It is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts many visitors and is considered important and holy by Hindus as well.
    On arrival, transfer to hotel and check in.
    In the afternoon, visit Jallianwala Bagh (Garden)
    This place is noted for its most notorious massacre under British rule. The incident took place on April 13, 1919, when thousands of people had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh to voice their feelings against the repressive policies of the British Government. This ground surrounded by high walls on all sides has only a narrow alley for access. General Dyer (Lieutenant Governor of the province at that time) personally led the troops to the sight and ordered his men to open fire without any warning. It resulted in the death of 379 and injured more than 1200. Till date, the bullet holes can be seen on the walls and adjoining buildings. A section of wall with bullet marks still visible is preserved along with the memorial well, in which some people jumped to escape.

    Later visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, is named after Hari (God) i.e. the temple of God. The Harmandir Sahib is the holiest shrine in Sikhism and is a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs from all over the world.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Amritsar - Dharamsala

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala

    The drive leads to yet another ancient religions of India, Buddhism, to the refuge of HH the XIV Dalai Lama. Dharamshala has monasteries representing all the three important sects of Buddhism. The right place indeed to get introduced to one of the most popular religions of the world.
    On arrival check in at the hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Dharamsala

    Description :

    After visiting the monasteries in the morning, we shall then visit the Tibetan Norbulinga Institute where Tibetans learn to paint the Thangkas, stitch garments and craft articles of wood. The museum close by is equally interesting. Thereafter visit to the Tibetan astro institute, with it's college, the library and the unique museum. The Tibetan government in exile is spread all over here.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Dharamsala - Shimla

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Shimla.
    Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule. Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 1.6 lacs (Shimla town only). Shimla has seen many important historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India & Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples.
    Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Shimla

    Description :

    After breakfast visit Shimla.
    The British empire may have ceased to exist, but its echoes linger on in Shimla (2130 meters). As the summer capital' of the British in India, this was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most popular hill resorts. Places in the lower ranges of the Himalaya mountains, it is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Within the town are a host of splendid colonial edifices, quiant cottages and charming walks. Shimla holds a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment.

    The Ridge: This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks - the neo-Gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo-Tudor library building are here.

    Lakkar Bazaar: Popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.

    The Glen: At 1830 meters, this is a thickly wooded ravine through which a stream flows. It is a popular picnic spot.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Shimla - Kalka - Chandigarh

    Description :

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Shimla railway station to board train for Kalka.

    Upon arrival in Kalka, you will be met and drive to Chandigarh.

    Chandigarh, the Capital of Haryana as well as Punjab, is a planned city designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. The city is highly developed and modern, divided into various sectors and has well-laid roads lined with rows of trees and beautifully planned buildings. It has derived its name from a temple on the slope of the Sivalik hill, Chandi Mandir (deity Chandi, goddess of power), and a fort or "garh" beyond the temple, called Chandigarh. On arrival in Chandigarh, check in at the hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Chandigarh - Delhi

    • Japanese Garden

    Description :

    After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Chandigarh

    Then visit Rock Garden. Rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique
    garden that consists of various art objects. The best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial and urban waste. The credit for laying its foundation goes to Nek Chand, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project.

    Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall. The garden houses sculptures made by using a variety of different discarded waste materials like frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles etc.

    Later drive through some of the interesting & distinctive buildings. There are many buildings in Chandigarh that exemplify the architecture of this city - some of these include the Secretariat building, the Legislative Assembly, the High Court, the Governor's mansion, the Government Museum and Art Gallery and Punjab University. Also visit the Open hand Emblem - One of the significant monuments constructed by Le Corbusier.

    Then visit, Pinjore gardens which are situated about 20 kms away from the city. The work of creating Pinjore gardens began in the seventeenth century. It covers a total area of 100 acres.

    Pinjore Garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual event of mango festival. The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots. According to the Hindu mythology, it is said that it is over here that Pandava brothers from the Great Hindu Epic Mahabharata had rested during their exile.
    In the evening transfer to the railway station to board train for Delhi.
    On arrival, check in the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Delhi

    Description :

    on Time transfer to the Airport

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