Shimla Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF 8

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.

Jagdish Temple

Day 2: Delhi - Amritsar

Our representative and driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you by private vehicle to the Railway Station in time for your departure from Delhi by Train No 12029 AC Chair Car to Amritsar. Train departs at 07:20 hours. (Recheck timings locally; portage at the railway station is paid by our representative). Arrive Amritsar by 12029 AC Chair Car at 13:25. You will be met by our representative and driver to transfer you by a private vehicle to your hotel. Portage at the railway station is paid by our representative. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Amritsar smile

Day 3: 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 4: 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. Approximate Time: 06:00 Hours

Day 5: 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 6: Dharamsala

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

Day 7: Dharamsala - Shimla

Today you will be driven through breath taking scenery to the colonial hill station of Shimla (about 7 hours).


Day 8: 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.

Shimla main street

Day 9: Shimla

Today is yours to explore the hill station of Shimla. Venture into the narrow streets, which fall steeply away from the ridge giving way to colourful bazaars and fine views of the surrounding valley and snow-capped peaks. Walk through 'The Mall' which is lined with stately English homes and the fortress like Viceregal Lodge.

Shimla aerial view

Day 10: Shimla

Our representative and driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you by private vehicle to the Railway Station in time for your departure from Shimla by Train No 52456 AC Chair Car to Kalka. Train departs at 10:30 hours. On arrival at Kalka Railway station de- board toy train and connect your own to Train from Kalka by Train No 12012 AC Chair Car to Delhi. Train departs at 17:45 hours.

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last updated - 29 Jan 2015 3:13 AM