- When you book this tour we will give you a gift a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- Useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Visit the Golden Temple
- See the charity kitchens at the Golden Temple complex
- Dine with devotees at the Golden Temple complex
- Evening Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple
- Visit Jalianwala Bagh in Amritsar
- Flag closing ceremony at India-Pakistan Wagah Border
- Full day Mcleodganj visit in Dharamshala
- See the Norbulingka Institute keeping Tibetan crafts alive
- Visit Viceregal Lodge in Shimla
- Enjoy the Mall and Scandal Point Shimla
- See the Gaiety Theatre in Shimla
- Optional trip to Kufri and Chail
- Enjoy the Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka
Our Tour features the following locations
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.
AMRITSAR: The cultural centre of the Sikhs, Amritsar burst onto the international scene with the Golden Temple, a gilded wonder that has become a modern-day symbol of equality and brotherhood. The city is literally split into two – a beautiful old town with fascinating bazaars and medieval gates and a chaotic new city full of colonial boulevards, glittery hotels, and posh restaurants. Amritsar is also home to the humbling Jallian Wala Bagh massacre site.
WAGAH BORDER: Wagah, an army outpost on India-Pakistan border – between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony where you see Indian and Pakistani forces participating in a daily flag lowering ceremony, an experience worth savouring.
PRAGPUR: The Kangra Valley, where Heritage Village Pragpur is located, is panoramic and replete with history. It is the home of the famous Kangra school of painting and probably the world’s – most certainly India’s – oldest ruling lineage comes from here.
DHARAMSALA: The perfect place to rediscover spirituality, Dharamsala hosts the monastery of Dalai Lama and the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. Lower Dharamsala, the spot where your bus rolls in, is a tiny, dusty market town, and it isn’t until you reach McLeod Ganj and Upper Dharamsala, that you realise how beautiful this place really is. It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year, countless volunteers and idle tourists who are looking for meditation retreats, yoga enclaves or simple mountainside experiences. The best thing to do here is to lose yourself in those market squares, interacting with maroon-robed monks, travellers and nuns. For something more adventurous, climb the hill to Triund or take a stroll to the Bhagsu Waterfall.
PALAMPUR: Palampur is the tea capital of north-west India. Set on the rising slopes of Kangra Valley before they merge with the Dauladhar ranges. But tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special resort. Taragarh Palace located just 12km from the town. An abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with a mild climate. The town has derived its name from the local word “pulum’, meaning lots of water. Palampur was a part of the local Sikh kingdom and later on came under the British rule.
SHIMLA: The capital of Himachal Pradesh is everything you’d expect from a bustling Himalayan town. It has a penchant for presenting some of the best weather in the country and awe-inspiring scenery which attracts visitors from far and wide. The Mall Road, Shimla’s main street, is home to a bustling bazaar, incredible car-free experiences and maze-like alleys that are full of colonial-era relics. For a unique adventure, head over to Jakhoo Hill, the highest point of Shimla. The place really does have some of the most stunning views of the surrounding peaks and pastures. Sunrise and sunset views of Scandal Point are equally amazing. Adventure lovers cannot miss out on Kufri and Chadwick Falls either.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
Colonel’s Retreat – Delhi
Lovingly created by people who are frequent global travellers themselves and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality. Colonels Retreat. Location, facilities, services perfectly matched. The complete experience is matchless.
Holiday Inn – Amritsar
Holiday Inn Amritsar is ideally located in Amritsar’s commercial district on Ranjit Avenue with the famous Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh located only a short distance away. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport and railway station are both within a 15 minute drive from the property. The Wagah border is just 30 Km’s away from the Hotel.
Judges Court – Pragpur
One of India’s finest Country Hotels, The Judge´s Court is a Country Manor located in the medieval hamlet of Pragpur, on the edge of the Himalaya Mountains, at an elevation of 2000 ft. in the Kangra Valley of the North Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.
Chonor House – McLeod Gange, Dharamsala
Chonor House, a branch of Norbulingka, is one of the best places to stay in Mcleod Ganj, conveniently located near the Thekchen Chöling Temple adjacent to HH the Dalai Lama’s residence, right in the centre of town. Each of our eleven well-appointed rooms is beautifully decorated according to a unique Tibetan theme.
Taragarh Palace – Palampur
Taragarh is a picturesque residential estate nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. The property belongs to the royal family of the erstwhile Princely state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is now open to public as a professionally managed Heritage Hotel. Formerly known as Alhilal (land of the crescent moon) ,Taragarh Palace, was built in the early 1930s as a summer resorts.
Clarkes Heritage Hotel – Shimla
Clarkes Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of yesteryear, with modern conveniences of today. Located on Shimla’s main promenade – The Mall, you are immediately welcomed into a warm and graceful environment. A heritage hotel since 1898. The hotel maintains impeccable levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class.
Pride Plaza Areocity – Delhi
One of the best luxury hotels in Delhi Aerocity is located near New Delhi airport. It offers 385 luxurious rooms fully-equipped with premier amenities and state-of-the-art technology complemented by high-speed internet connectivity, our true Indian hospitality and traditionally luxurious service welcomes you to home-style comfort and convenience.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
Wildflower Hall Mashobra near Shimla 5 Star Resort & SPA. Situated at 8,250 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar.
The Palace Chail, why not add on an extra night here. The Palace Chail Built in 1891, Chail Palace Maharaja’s palace is set in approximately 75 acres and has a truly regal setting with spectacular views.
Manali in the Himalayas add on a few days between Pragpur and Shimla. Manali, with snow-capped peaks providing the perfect backdrop to its fruit orchards and hillsides covered with dark green pine trees.
Before heading back to Delhi drop in for a night in Chandigarh. When Lahore was lost to Pakistan, the search for a new capital for Punjab finally took shape in Chandigarh — the splendid outcome of Nehru’s vision.
Why not fly down to Goa direct from Delhi and end with a beach stay. The former Portuguese enclave of Goa, one of India’s gems, has been popular with tourists for many years with its magnificent palm-fringed beaches.