Destinations Covered: Delhi – Kalka – Shimla – Mandi – Manali – Manikaran – Dharamshala – Amritsar – Delhi.
Day 01: Arrive In Delhi:
You will be met by your driver outside the arrival hall. He will help you with your baggage and take you to your hotel. Once you are settled in to your room you and the driver can agree on a time to meet. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to relax or see some sites.
Day 02: Full Day Delhi City Tour:
Today the driver will meet you at the hotel after breakfast. You will go on a combined city tour of old and new Delhi visiting Mughal monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun Tomb. You will see British landmarks such as the India Gate, President’s House and the Government Secretariat. Finally, you will visit the famous Lotus Temple, the gracefully sculpted, 12th century Minaret- Qutub Minar, and Raj Ghat- the place where Mahatam Gandhi was cremated. You will return to the hotel around 6pm. In the evening, time permitting, enjoy a movie at air-conditioned Plaza or Regal Cinemas.
Day 03: Delhi To Kalka:
Escape the busy city and travel by day to Kalka in an AC car. Enjoy a stop over at the beautiful Pinjore Gardens and explore the adjoining Bhima Devi temple complex.
Day 04: Kalka to Shimla:
Today you will see breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your way from Kalka to Shimla. Your transportation will be the famous Kalka-Shimla railway line. At 5:30 am. Driver will drop you at the station in Kalka and will meet you at the other end at the station in Shimla at 10:15 a.m. and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day strolling the mall road and visiting the many bazaars of this British summer capitol. Note the prominent British architecture in many of the buildings.
Day 05: Shimla City Tour:
Today will be sightseeing around Shimla. You can take a horse ride to Mahasu Peak for spectacular views. Be sure to see the famous Jahkoo and Tara Devi temples.
Day 06: Shimla to Mandi
Today you will head to Mandi for an overnight stay. Sightseeing today might include the magnificent Beas River, the ancient Panchvaktra temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and Tarna Mata temple for exceptional views of Mandi.
Day 07: Mandi to Manali:
Next morning you will head up to Manali. Along the way visit Hanogi Mata temple with the famous swinging bridge high above the river. Arrive in Manali and spend a free afternoon exploring the town or simply relaxing.
Day 08: Manali City Tour:
Day two in Manali may include a trip to Rohtang pass. Be sure to bring a coat as your drive up into the Himalayas reaches 4111 meters (13,400 ft.). At the top enjoy fantastic views and perhaps trek to visit the glaciers. On your return see the Hadimba Temple and explore Old Manali which is famous for it’s apple orchards.
Day 09: Manali to Manikaran:
Today you will visit Manikaran overnight. This town is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sihks. Pay a visit to the healing hot springs or try your hand at trout fishing in the Beas river.
Day 10: Manikaran to Dharamshala:
Next morning head out to Dharamshala visiting Baijnath with it’s famous Shiva Temple, and the Camunda Devi temple. Arrive that evening in McLoed Ganj, the famous Tibetan refuge and residence of the Dalai Lama.
Day 11: Dharamshala City Tour:
Today you can tour around Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj visiting the monastery and the Dalai Lama’s personal temple and residency. Spend some time hiking in the Dhauladhar Himalayan range. In the evening enjoy the market place with it’s many Tibetan stores and restaurants.
Day 12: Dharamshala to Amritsar:
In the morning begin the drive to Amritsar, an important center of the Sihk religion. In the evening visit the Durgiana temple and Jallian Wala Bagh, and important site in India’s freedom struggle.
Day 13: City Tours Of Amritsar:
Today visit some important sites around Amritsar. Be sure to see the breathtaking Golden temple, if you have time pay a second visit at sundown. See the beautiful gardens of Ram Bagh, and in the evening head to the Wagah border between India and Pakistan. Every day an elaborate flag lowering ceremony is held here.
Day 14: Amritsar to Delhi:
Next morning head back to Delhi by the Shatabadi Express train. The driver will meet you at the train station in Delhi and transfer you to your hotel. Spend a free evening doing some leisurely shopping or site seeing around the city.
Day 15: Arrive In Delhi:
In the morning the driver will assist you with any last minute errands and will transfer you to the airport or train station for your departure.
Cost For This Trip
- By A/c Toyota Etios Car Or Swift Dzire Car = 53,600 RS.
- By A/c Bigger Larger Innova Or Ertica Or Scorpio Car = 62,600 RS.
NOTE: HOTEL BOOKING UPGRADES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
ABOUT HOTEL BOOKING
You have the option of either booking your own hotels or allowing us to arrange them for you and include them in your package. We have years of experience and good relationship with hotel owners and can negotiate reasonable rates. As well as take some of guess work. Out of your stay. When you are booking your trip please let us know if you would like to book a hotel, we can book for you a:
- Legacy Upgraded Hotel – One double room per night, breakfast included. Price = Rs. 5,000
- Standard Budget Hotel – One double room per night, breakfast included. Price = Rs. 3,200
- Extra Bed Cost is = 1,000 RS.
What Hotel’s Do you Like Just Let us Know You Need to Book By Your Self, Or We Book For You, Want To Know Truth About Indian Hotel’s Please See Standard Budget Hotel’s and Legacy Upgraded Hotel’s Gallery and Read Our Article What are Indian hotels like?. For Better Idea Of What to Expect From Hotel’s In India !!
Included In Your Packages
Car and English Speaking Driver Hire Always Includes All Fuel, All Parking Fees, All Toll Road Tax, All Border & State Tax, and the Driver’s Food and Accommodation.
Not Included In Your Packages
Airport Pick up & Airport Drop off, Your Monuments Entrance Fees , Tour Guides Fees, Your Food and Driver’s Tip, (Meals and Entrance Fees to Attractions( Except where Noted) are Not Included In Your Package Price. Entrance Fees are Subject to Change . Entrance Fees Can Range From a Few Rupees to US $10. The TAJ MAHAL Is Currently About US $20. Most are Under US $5. Your Driver Can Help with Restaurant Selections. A Good Indian Meal Can Be Had For $5.00 A Person. You would be Hard Pressed to Spend More Than $ 10 at the Fanciest Restaurant Unless you are In a Five Star Hotel. Alcohol is Available In All Cities En route Except For Pushkar. We Only Offer Ac Cars. Air – Conditioning May Not Be Absolutely Necessary October Through February , But it is Always Nice to Be able to Roll your Windows Up Against Dust Or Pollution. See Below For Other Vehicles.)
MONUMENTS ENTRANCE FEES
Our Driver/Guide Can Help You all the Time to Explain the Monuments History and Buy the Entrance Ticket Or Other Things? The Most Expensive One is The TAJ MAHAL Entrance Fees Which Cost RS 1000 Per Person, The Other One Like Agra Fort , Red Fort, QUTAB MINAR, NATIONAL MUSIUM Amber Fort, City Palace Entrance Fees Is 500 RS Per Person, The Rest are around RS 100 OR Less.
ABOUT GUIDE FEES
Your Driver will Organize your Itinerary and Get you From A to B , and answer general question you have about India, they will not accompany you in to monuments or inside attractions but can recommend Certified ”LOCAL TOUR GUIDE” to you when you feel it is necessary? So when you feel we can help you get really good guide not as expensive as others. Our Guide will Show you all Monuments and Explain you Monuments History, The Guide Fees is Almost = RS 1,500 Per Day, But you can Pay Him Based On Your Happiness and the Guide’s Services Quality.
ABOUT DRIVER’S TIP
It is Customary to Tip Your English Speaking Driver For His 15 Day’s Of Service, Generally 10 % Based On Your Happiness and Based On Quality Of Services.
No payment or deposit is required to secure your booking before you travel. We ask that payment is made on your arrival in Delhi. Our price will be quoted to you in Rupees. Payment is accepted in Indian Rupees, US Dollars, Euro, Pound at the rate of exchange current for the day that you make payment in Delhi.”UNFORTUNATELY WE Accept Credit Cards, In Most Situations.” We recommend this site for currency conversion. We require payment in advance before you leave Delhi with one of our Car and Driver. we never ask for any money in advance of arrival in Delhi no matter what. To know more about Payment Options, please click here.
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