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Holiday Amidst The Northern Hills

Delhi- Pathankot - Dharamsala - Manali - Shimla - Rishikesh - Hardwar

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Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights

Start
Delhi
end
Hardwar

Tour Map

Overview

Overview

The fantastic locales of north India offer a perfect blend of old world charm and contemporary amenities that guests can come and feast on. While on one hand this region is blessed with unspoiled hill stations, it on the other hand is also endowed with spiritual centres that strive to rekindle the mystical spirit in you. Embark on Holiday across the Northern Hills tour for a combined experience of the worldly and the ethereal.

Trip Highlights

  • Temples and shrines: St. John’s Church, Bhagshunag temple, Temple of Dalai Lama, Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Tibetan Monastery, Sankat Mochan temple, Jakhu temple, Ashrams of Rishikesh, Har ki Pauri
  • Monuments: Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Kangra Fort, Old Castle
  • World Heritage Site: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb
  • Museum: Roerich Art Gallery

Itinerary Details

Day 01
Day 01 : Delhi (City Tour)

Our representative will meet up with you on your arrival in the city and help you to check into the pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02
Day 02: Delhi- Pathankot (514 km/ 8.8 hours)

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before you embark on city tours amidst Old and New Delhi. Visit attractions in the city such as India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, and Humayun’s Tomb etc.

In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station from where you will board the direct flight to your next destination. Remember, the exhilarating Holiday amidst the Northern Hills tour has just begun...

Day 03
Day 03: Pathankot - Dharamsala (82 km/ 1.5 hours)

Early morning you will arrive in Pathankot where you will alight and drive on surface to Dharamsala. Dharamsala is your first destination in the Himalayan kingdom. On your arrival in the hill station, check into the hotel and refresh yourself. Later, embark on half day tours across the city and visit attractions such as St. John’s Church, Bhagshunag temple, and the temple of Dalai Lama.Overnight stay in Dharamsala.

Day 04 - 05
Day 04 to 05: Dharamsala (City Tour)

On the 4th day of the Holiday amidst the Northern Hills sojourn, you will travel up north to the enchanting township of Mcleodganj that is famous for being home to the Tibetan Diaspora, here in India. Pristine natural beauty, colourful and sacred Buddhist shrines, and the Tibetan children village are what you will visit on this day. Undertaking a walking trail across this sleepy mountain town will be a good idea.

On the 5th day of the trip, you will visit the Norbulingka Institute that has been established to preserve Tibetan art and culture. Later you can visit the Kangra town and the Kangra Fort to complete the trip across Dharamsala.

Day 06
Day 06: Dharamsala - Manali (215 km/ 3.5 hours)

From Dharamsala the next destination that you will head towards is Manali. Depart by surface to Manali and on reaching here check into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07 - Day 08
Day 07 to 08: Manali (City Tour)

Your sightseeing across Manali will begin with a walking tour across Old Manali. Visit the ancient temples housed here such as the Hadimba temple, the Manu temple, and the Tibetan Monastery to get an insight into the essence of the place. In the afternoon you can head towards Naggar and explore the Old Castle besides also paying a visit to the Roerich Art Gallery. Return to your hotel in Manali for overnight stay.

On the 8th day of the sojourn, you will embark on an excursion up to Rohtang Pass enroute also visiting the enticing locales of Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, and Marhi. Rohtang Pass is best visited by adventure sports enthusiasts as well as guests on a romantic vacation owing to its picturesque locations and charm. While returning to Manali you will also visit the attractions of Solang Valley. Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 09
Day 09: Manali - Shimla (233 km/ 4 hours)

Early morning on the 9th day of the journey, you will proceed towards Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Also known as queen of hills, Shimla once served as the summer capital of the British regime in India. Check in to the hotel in Shimla on your arrival and retire for the day early.

Day 10 - Day 11
Day 10 to Day 11: Shimla (City Tour)

Spend the first half of the day in leisure or by exploring the near vicinity of your hotel. In the second half you will visit 2 of the most revered sites in the city - the Sankat Mochan temple and the Jakhu temple. In the evening, capture the sights and sounds of Shimla in the most vibrant quarter of the city, the Mall. Overnight stay in the hotel in Shimla.

The nearby places around Shimla offer for exciting full-day excursion alternatives. On the 11th day of the journey you will visit the mesmerizing locales of Chail, Naldhera, and Kufri. Return to Shimla for an overnight stay.

Day 12
Day 12: Shimla - Rishikesh (273 km - 4.5 hours)

Today you will travel out of Himachal Pradesh and into an enticing realm! Uttaranchal is the state you will arrive at and specifically halt in Rishikesh. On reaching here, check into the hotel to rest and stay overnight.

Day 13 - 14
Day 13 to 14: Rishikesh - Hardwar (16 km/ 15 min)

Explore the beauty and sacredness of Rishikesh over the next 2 days. Known for its holy charm, Rishikesh is home to several temples, Ashrams, and yoga and meditation centres. On day 13th and 14th of the Holiday amidst the Northern Hills tour, you will visit the prime attractions of the town including the Lakshman Jhula, the Ashrams, ‘aarti’ at Triveni Ghat, and the several meditation centres.

Hardwar, another holy town for the Hindus is located just a few km from Rishikesh. On the 14th day of the sojourn, visit the significant locales of Hardwar such as Kankhal, Gangadwara, and Har ki Pauri etc. While here, do not miss to also take delight in the spectacular evening ‘aarti’ on the banks of the river Ganges. Return to Rishikesh for an overnight stay.

Day 15
Day 15: Rishikesh - Delhi (departure)

Regale in the experiences of the previous days and spend the morning of the last day of your sojourn in leisure. Later, you will travel on surface back to Delhi from where you will board the flight back home in the evening. Sweet memories of the Holiday amidst the Northern Hills tour will continue to linger on, in your minds.