HOLY HIMALAYA - NORTHWEST INDIA
HOLY HIMALAYA – NORTHWEST INDIA
Dharamsala, Manali, Simla, Amritsar
11 Days

A spiritual journey to Dharamsala, Manali, Simla – and the golden city of Amritsar.

HIMACHAL PRADESH AND THE NEIGHBOURING STATE OF CHANDIGARH OFFER A VERY DIFFERENT TAKE ON INDIA.

Nestling in the north-western lap of the Himalayas this is a region rich in both culture and scenery. To the southeast, in the sunburnt Punjab, is the holy city of Amritsar, with its celebrated Golden Temple. To the north are the fabled states of Kashmir and Ladakh, where you can experience a completely different culture.

Of all the cooking styles native to northwest India, the tandoor is the most famous. Basmati rice also originates here, and popular dishes include tandoori chicken, kebabs and a wide variety of lentils (dhal) and vegetable dishes.

Tour Highlights
  • AMRITSAR’S GOLDEN TEMPLE
  • MCLEOD GANJ, HOME OF THE DALAI LAMA
  • HILL STATIONS AT MANALI AND SIMLA
  • RIDE SIMLA’S TOY TRAIN
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Dharamsala, Manali, Simla, Amritsar

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture, Rail

Itinerary

Arrive in Delhi and transfer
to your hotel. The rest of the day is
at leisure.

Explore Old and New
Delhi, including the Jama Masjid,
Chandni Chowk, Qutb Minar
and the largest Sikh Temple in
Delhi. Later see the India Gate,
Parliament Buildings and the
President’s House. (B)

Travel by train to Amritsar,
capital of the Punjab. In the
afternoon visit the celebrated
Golden Temple, founded in 1574.
(B)

Drive to Dharamsala,
arriving mid-afternoon, where the
rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

The town of Dharamsala
is celebrated worldwide as the
spiritual home of the Dalai Lama.
Visit the Dalai Lama Temple
Complex, Church of St. John and
the excellent Norbulingka Institute.
(B)

Drive to the picturesque
town of Manali, in the Himalayan foothills. Later visit Hadimba
Devi Temple and a small Tibetan
monastery. (B)

Day tour to Naggar, a
charming town where many old
timber homes are still intact,
including the fabulous ‘castle’ built
in 1460. (B)

Drive to Shimla, former
summer capital of the British Raj
and enjoy an evening stroll along
the famous Mall. (B)

Visit the State Museum
and the historic Viceregal Lodge,
former residence of the British
Viceroy, built in 1888. (B)

Board the famous toy train
for a scenic ride down to Kalka.
Continue by rail to Delhi. (B)

Your tour ends today. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    PRICES FROM 2 PAX 3-4 PAX
    OCT – APR $2,422 $2,137
    MAY – SEP $2,275 $1,990
Information

    Apr-Jun + Sep » best for Himachal Pradesh
    Jul/Aug » expect rain in the hills
    Mar & Oct » cold but nice
    Nov-Feb » winter

    ROGHAN JOSH: Lamb with spices
    SAAG GOSHT: Lamb with Spinach

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