Manali Holidays

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Jagdish Temple

Day 1: Amritsar

Enjoy an arrival transfer from the airport in Amritsar to your hotel.

Amritsar smile

Day 2: Amritsar

Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is one of the Punjab’s principal cities. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. During our stay, enjoy a visit to Wagah - the only border crossing between India and Pakistan.

Lake view of the temple

Day 3: Amritsar - Dharamsala

Today we drive to Dharmshala, the Buddhist centre and is also the home of his Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is now quartered at McLeodganj. Covering a wide area, lower Dharamsala is a busy commercial centre while upper Dharamsala with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavour and colonial lifestyle.

Day 4: Dharamsala

Enjoy guided site seeing of Macleadganj, the higher settlement of Dharamsala. This 'Little Lhasa' is a magical world of spinning prayer wheels, fluttering prayer flags, spectacular mountain views, cultivated hillscapes and a kaledoscopic panorama of wealth. Everything here spreads the message of peace and universal harmony.

Day 5: Dharamsala

Day at leisure. Places of interest include the Kangra Art Museum, Kunal Pathri, Chinmaya Tapovan and Norbulinka Institute.

Day 6: Dharamsala - Manali

Today we drive to Manali; enroute we visit Palampur, Mandi, Kullu and Bajnmath (without a guide).

Day 7: Manali

Enjoy a full day site seeing of Manali. One of the most popular places in the country for honeymooning Indian couples. The nearby country and villages are truely beautiful and not to be missed. The main attractions include Manikaran, Kullu, Naggar, Hadimba Temple, Vashist and more.

Day 8: Manali

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and enjoy this scenic town. Rohtang Pass will be closed in December.

Day 9: Manali - Shimla

Today we drive to Shimla - known as 'summer capital' of British India. Shimla sprawls along a crescent shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m in southerm part of Himachal Pradesh. The ancient cities architecture and churches made in Gothic style were all buil under the British Roj.


Day 10: Shimla

Enjoy a morning city tour of Shimla. We visit a heritage zone 'The Mall.' We visit the Yellow Church, a premises for art and culture lovers. It is considered and important heritage property as the decision to partition India and Pakistan was taken here. We visit the town's highest peak and a vantage point for Shimla's famous view is the Jhaku Temple/Hill. New Year Gala dinner Supplement included

Shimla aerial view

Day 11: Shimla - Delhi

Transfer to Kalka train station for your train to Delhi (2012 - Shatabdi Express - dep 1730 arr 2140 - A/C Chair Car). Arrive Delhi and we transfer you to your hotel.


Day 12: Delhi

We bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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