Luxury Trip Of North India
ROUTE ( New Delhi - Chandigarh - Amritsar - Dhramshala - Manali – Shimla – New Delhi )
Duration: 15 Night / 16 Days
This Luxury trip to the himalayas in India, will take you through different terrains and allow you to explore a cultural, rural, and of course the snow capped natural beauty that India has to offer. Encompassing regal mountain ranges, desert sands, fertile plains, dense forests and roaring rivers, North India is certainly the most varied and visited region in India. From the ancient Aravalli hill range that undulates through the western reaches, to the colossal snowy peaked Himalayas that dominate and frame the far reaches of the north, all add to the visual drama of this fascinating land.
ARRIVE IN DELHI IN (STAY AT THE LEELA PALACE, DELHI)
Your luxury Trip of North India kicks off on your arrival in Dehi, where a member of our team will welcome you at the airport. From here, you’ll be chauffeured to the The Leela Palace, Delhi hotel. Apart from soaking in capital’s beautiful monuments, you can also experience eating at one of India’s and the world’s best restaurants, Bukhara. Enjoy your night out in this booming metropolis in places like The Library, a great lounge place located inside the Leela Palace.
A guided tour of both Old and New Delhi today will introduce you to highlights, including the Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk; India Gate, the Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. There are lots to see and do in Delhi, and this is merely a suggestion. The sights are flexible on the day if you’d like to add, remove or replace. You’ll return to the Imperial in the evening, though your chauffeur remains available if you’d like to dine out (we’d recommend the award-winning Indian Accent or Bukhara).
DELHI TO CHANDIGARH (STAY AT TAJ CHANDIGARH, CHANDIGARH)
Leave by road for Chandigarh in the morning – for an overnight stay at the Taj Chandigarh, Chandigarh . Chandigarh: The City Beautiful! The Mecca of modern architecture and planning, Chandigarh is the city of ‘today’, sans many historical monuments. Conceived as a city of ‘Sun, Space and Verdure’, it is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature’s preservation, where ‘serenity’ and ‘city’ are two diametrically opposite concepts.
Wake up and smell the roses! Discover Chandigarh’s fragrant Zakir Hussain Rose Gardens, ideal for botany enthusiasts. Over 16,000 varieties of roses adorn the gardens, as well as medicinal trees and shrubs! Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, which you visit next, was single-handedly built by Nek Chand in 1957, and is one of India’s popular architectural.
CHANDIGARH TO AMRITSAR (STAY AT TAJ SWARNA, AMRITSAR)
Leave by road for Amritsar in the morning – for an overnight stay at the Taj Swarna, Amritsar . The largest city in Punjab and the centre the Sikh faith, Amritsar is a fascinating and tangibly spiritual destination. ‘Amritsar’ literally means a pool of holy nectar referring to the holy water pool at the Golden Temple. It was founded by Guru Ravidas in 1547 and is the seat of Sikh culture and heritage. Amritsar itself is an important religious place of pilgrimage for devout Sikhs, who desire to take a purifying dip in the holy waters of the Golden Temple (also known as Harmandir Sahib).
The glorious city of Amritsar is home to most sacred Sikh shrine, Golden Temple also known as Harmandar Sahib. Golden temple receives a large number of visitors every day from all over India. This religious site is very popular among Non resident Indians (NRI's) who regularly visit the heritage city of Amritsar. The city is the hub of Sikh temporal and political affairs. Amritsar is also famous for its old Punjabi delicacies and other historical monuments such as Jallianwala bagh
The cultural city of Amritsar offers a perfect blend of modern lifestyle along with old world charm of heritage sites. The economy of Amritsar revolves around the Golden temple, the holiest Sikh shrines in India. The main source of income comes from Farm produce, handicrafts, carpets and fabrics, service trades, and light engineering. Amritsar is associated with rich cultural heritage and traditional Punjabi cuisines. Presence of several historic sites in Amritsar offers a memorable visit for tourist. This evening visit to the Golden Temple to soak up the atmosphere of the evening. The temple is fully illuminated and is quite breathtaking to view, with the lights reflecting in the waters of the holy pool.
A Day Trip Of Wagah Border. Wagah border is famous for its beating retreat border ceremony between the neighboring countries India and Pakistan. Wagah border lies on the outskirts of Amritsar near the controversial Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan during the Partition of India, was drawn. People from both sides of the border participate in large number to attend this retreat ceremony. The beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border is very famous among tourist planning to visit Amritsar. The ceremony witnesses huge crowds from both sides of the border. Soldiers march towards the gate at the border, which is thrown open when they reach there. Soldiers on both sides of the gate salute each other and start lowering the flags. After this, the soldiers retrieve and fold the flags. The gate is closed on both sides of the border with a loud sound. Then a trumpet sounds towards the end of this entire ceremony. The soldiers return to their respective position with their country's flag.
AMRITSAR TO DHARAMSHALA (STAY AT FORTUN PARK MOKSHA, MCLEODGANJ)
Leave by road for Dharamshala in the morning – for an overnight stay at the Fortune Park Moksha, McLeodganj . Dharamsala offers a delicious taste of Tibet! In fact, the town has been given the illustrious title of the Little Lhasa in India. Housing several generations of exiled Tibetans and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, there is a peaceful energy to the small but flourishing and determined Buddhist community. Set within the foothills of the Himalayas in the Dhauladhar Range, the location is an ideal backdrop for this spiritual haven, with its magnificent snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, and rolling tea gardens. Dharamsala is an ideal retreat if you wish to soothe your soul in the grandeur of natural beauty.
Today local sightseeing tour of Mcleodganj. Explore Dal Lake, Naddi, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Tibetan Monastery and The Holiness "Dalai Lama Temple"There are large idols of Buddha and the charming church of St. John in the wilderness. Dharamshala was the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Ancient temples like Chamunda, Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari lie on the plains below Dharamshala.
DHARAMSHALA TO MANALI (STAY AT THE HIMALAYAN, MANALI)
Leave by road for Manali in the morning – for an overnight stay at the The Himalayan, Manali . Manali: The Switzerland of India! Surrounded by swirling mists and towering peaks at arms length, Manali’s asset is its proximity to the snowline. It has a flourishing orchard industry and is a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as an ideal countryside for adventure sport lovers.
Today local sightseeing tour of Manali. Visit Hadima Temple Club House, Monastery,Manu Temple, Vashishtha Temple and spend some time in hot water springs. Rest of day can be sent in Old Manali market.
Today full day excursion visiting Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley.
MANALI TO SHIMLA (STAY AT TAJ THEOG RESORT & SPA, SHIMLA)
Leave by road for Shimla in the morning – for an overnight stay at the Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla . Shimla is considered the leading queen of all India’s hill stations. There’s much to fall in love with here, as you venture into a world of mountains, terraced hillsides and valleys, and dense forests of oak, pine and rhododendrons.
Embrace majestic mountain views within this tranquil city! Begin your city tour with a visit to the famous 19th century Christ Church, which is believed to be the second oldest church in India. The Mall Area offers particularly scenic views of the surrounding pine and deodar forest landscape as you amble around soaking in daily life. You can also indulge in the luxurious woollen garments, local handicrafts and handmade products on offer at various boutique shops. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of several restaurants before embarking on a trek to Jakhu Hills to witness stunning views of the snowcapped Himalayas. Step into the Gaiety Theater afterwards. Don’t miss Summer Hill, a small town on the outskirts of Shimla and one of the great Indian Independence leader Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite residential retreats.
SHIMLA TO DELHI (STAY AT THE LEELA PALACE, DELHI)
Your luxury Trip of North India brings you back to Delhi for a last night’s stay. We recommend the Trident, Gurgaon – though somewhat lacking in character, it’s conveniently located just a fifteen-minute drive from the terminal; ideal for early morning departures and for avoiding the Delhi traffic. Alternatively, if your flight is departing in the evening, you may prefer to head straight to the airport – or, if you have more time in Delhi, something centrally located (such as the Imperial we began at) would be more appropriate.
DEPART FROM DELHI
Check out and transfer to Delhi airport to catch flight to your onward destination.
- Transportation By AC Car
- Air Conditioning Car with Driver
- Fuel (Petrol/Diesel)
- Toll Taxes, Parking Charge, Inter State Taxes
- Drive Allowance (Food & Accommodation)
- Hotels / Accommodation
- Monument Entrance Fees, Camera Fees, Entrance Fees of National Park, Safari Fees
- Meal Expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Guide Charge
- Other Activities
- Air / Bus / Train Fare
- Driver & Guide's Fees
- Cancellation charges would apply as per company policy. Free cancellation before 30 days arrival after will charge 100%.
- If require bill then add GST charge as per Government Rules.