Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Morning sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial at the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Mosque - the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort - Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President's Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning after breakfast drive to Chandigarh (approx. 255kms / 05 hours). The capital of two states, Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is independent India’s most modern and well-planned city, designed by Le Corbusier.
Upon arrival start sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings.
Late afternoon drive to Nalagarh (approx. 65kms / 01 ½ hours). Upon arrival check in to the Nalagarh Fort. The fort is located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas affording a panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills beyond the Sirsa River. Nalagarh was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs who originate from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of Central India. This impressive Fort with its sweeping driveway, was built during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand in 1421. The present Raja of Nalagarh & his relatives extend a Royal Welcome. Overnight at the fort.
Morning after breakfast explore the fort and enjoy its pristine beauty. Here will be enjoying a pleasure walk within the green pasture and have a short village tour.
Later drive to Pragpur (approx. 130kms / 03 hours), located at an elevation of about 1800 ft. in the Kangra valley and among the most panoramic areas in Himachal Pradesh. The small village of Pragpur is nestles below the majestic Dhauladhars ranges. It is unbelievably picturesque having held onto the essence of an earlier era, unchanged shops, cobbled street, an ornamental village tank, mud plastered & slate roofed houses.
Upon arrival at Pragpur, check into the Heritage resort surrounded by an orchard of Mangoes, Leeches, Grapes citrus and exotic trees like Camphor, Clove & Cardamom. The Judge’s court was built by Justice Jai Lal in 1918, and it was designed by his father Bhandari Ram Kuthiala. Overnight at the resort.
Morning after breakfast explore the resort and enjoy its pristine beauty. Here will be enjoying a pleasure walk within the green pasture and have a short village tour.
Later drive to Dharamshala (approx. 65kms / 02 hours). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room.
Dharamshala set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains, Dharamshala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is a charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer forests. Evening is free for individual activities or relaxations. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dharamshala including various monasteries and Mc Leod Ganj often called Little Lhasa and the residence of the Dalai Lama, which has been here for over three decades. The monastery has larger-than-life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Also visit ST. JOHN’S, the charming dressed stone church in the wilderness. Evening is at leisure for individual activities or relaxations. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning is at leisure. Day is free for leisure walk around surrounding area or individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning after breakfast drive to Amritsar (approx. 210kms / 04 ½ hours). AMRITSAR, the name of the city derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple (aka Harmandir Sahib) and means "holy pool of nectar". It is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion, and they are rightfully very proud of the city and their very beautiful and unique Gurdwara (place of worship). The Golden Temple was initiated by Guru Ramdas Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru, and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Ji. It is now a major pilgrimage and tourism center.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning after breakfast you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Amritsar which includes The Golden Temple (aka Harmandir Sahib) and means "holy pool of nectar". It is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion, and they are rightfully very proud of the city and their very beautiful and unique Gurdwara (place of worship). After your visit to this exotic complex, you will proceed for Jallianwala Bagh & Mata Temple. Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) is a short 5-minute walk from the Golden Temple, and is the site of the 1919 Amritsar massacre. You will also visit the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Afternoon visit to Wagah border - It’s a border town straddling the line between Pakistan and India, 29kms from the town of Lahore on the Pakistani side and 28ksm from Amritsar on the Indian side. This is the only crossing point between Pakistan and India that is regularly open to foreigners.
Evening return to the hotel for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Late morning arrive in Delhi and rest of the day is free for individual activities or shopping.
Late night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.
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