The Jewels of North India (PTJNI)

Trip Length: 13 Days/ 12 Nights               Trip Starts in: Amritsar               Trip Ends in: Delhi

This exclusive holiday reflects the wealth of religious beliefs of various streams, architecture influence of past cultures, a bit of fun and adventure. Our endeavor is to give you an experience of the unity in diversity while you enjoy the beauty of the mountains and plains. Easy walk in mountains, cheering the crowd at India-Pakistan border, mingle with the locals of Tibetan settlements, enjoy the Hill Toy train ride with sheer luxury of Oberoi hospitality, and a deep influence of the colonial architecture in Queen of the Hills.

Tour Details

Golden Temple

Amritsar  -  the name itself describes the city as 'the Pool of Nectar -  Amrit Sarowar'.  The Sikh community's  holiest shrine " Golden Temple " , is located in the heart of the City founded by fourth Sikh Guru, Ramdas Jee in the last quarter of the 16th century. The temple complex is a city within a city surrounded by the maze of lanes and 18 fortified gates. 

Norbulingka Institute

Dharamshala is the base of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile since Tibet in year 1959 was taken by China and Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, fled after Chinese occupation. The town is today often called Little Tibet preserving Tibet’s  religious and cultural heritage.  Dharamshala also attracts Buddhists from across the world, such as the Hollywood actor Richard Gere.

Judges Court

Pragpur is located, in Kangra Valley which is very 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. 

Institute of Advance Studies

Shimla has been named after the local Hindu Goddess, Shyamala Devi – incarnation of Goddess Kali.  It was a small village discovered by Captain Charles Kennedy in the early 19th century and later it became the summer headquarters of the British India government. It’s  spectacular location and colonial past attracts a number of visitors from various pockets of the world and country. 

India Gate

The capital of the world’s largest democracy has always been presented as a ‘Kohinoor’ in the fabled wealth of monumental treasures of India. The legends portray Delhi as the kingdom of the erstwhile kings ‘Pandavas’ in the 400 BCE. The profound architecture of the ancient monuments in Delhi testifies the strong hold of the rulers of Hindu, Muslim and British empires. The monuments and ruins of many empires are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern towers and structures.


Itinerary

Day 1 (Amritsar)

Amritsar

Pre accommodation would be held at Hotel in Amritsar as the flight arrives early from UK via Doha or Delhi on Day 2. 

 

Day 2 (Amritsar)

Amritsar

Arrive at Shree Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport, Amritsar and transfer to hotel in private vehicle. Rest of the day is at leisure to unwind after a long plane journey. Post dinner, we will visit the Golden temple and shall witness the night ceremony. This is an experience in itself where the devotees are showered with blessings by the GURUS

Day 3 (Amritsar)

Amritsar

This morning, a mesmerizing visit of the Golden temple takes you deep into the philosophies of the Sikh religion. Later we continue to see Jalliawala Bagh, a turning point for 'SWARAJ'. Late afternoon, we will head towards India-Pakistan Wagha border, Attari to witness the Flag down, a peaceful retreat ceremony.

Day 4 (Amritsar/Dharamshala)

Amritsar/Dharamshala

This morning we will head towards Dharamshala, the present abode of the Tibetans, who settled as refugees in 1959 when Tibet was taken by China under the patronage of HH Dalai Lama.

Day 5 (Dharamshala)

Dharamshala

Today you can visit some parts of the Palace complex as well as enjoy a walk in the local bazaar. Later visit an arts and craft Tibetan centre, away from the bustling bazaar. We may get a chance to see the Tibetan Children village  – a refugee camp in Dharamshala for the Tibetan children

Day 6 (Dharamshala)

Dharamshala

Easy treks could be organized ranging from 2 to 5 hours.  A stimulating walk up towards mountain peaks could be arranged depending upon your interest.

Day 7 (Dharamshala/Pragpur )

Dharamshala/Pragpur

We will head towards Pragpur, an off route destination in the lap of the Himalayas. We may have an interesting market walk to experience the local life.

Day 8 (Pragpur/Shimla)

Pragpur/Shimla

This morning we will drive to the Queen of the Hills: Shimla – Summer capital during the Summer months among the British High official, Viceroy during British rule and now amongst Indians to get away  from the heat of lower Northen region.

Day 9 (Shimla)

Shimla

In the morning, we will visit the most beautiful building, the Viceregal Lodge, residence of 13 erstwhile Viceroys of India during the British Raj. We will continue by car to visit 108 feet Lord Hanuman statue located on the highest peak of Shimla.Enjoy an interesting guided walk as we pass by old buildings erected during the British Raj

Day 10 (Shimla)

Shimla

The highlight of the tour is the Toy train ride which was generally used to carry passengers and even as a goods carrier. Passing some interesting sites as well as stops, we enjoy a ride of approximately 2 hours. Afterwards, we will continue to the witness the beauty of the Shimla from another Hanuman temple, an interesting stop before we reach our hotel.

Day 11 ((Shimla/Chandigarh Airport/New Delhi))

(Shimla/Chandigarh Airport/New Delhi)

You may have a late breakfast and the rest of the morning at Leisure. later we can start driving to Chandigarh airport to catch the evening flight to New Delhi –  {4 hours from Shimla Hotel to Chandigarh airport taking a short tea/ coffee break}. After arrival at IGI Airport, You will be transferred to your hotel in private vehicle.

Day 12 ((New Delhi))

(New Delhi)

This morning, we will have an interesting walk in the old part of Delhi. You may take pictures of a wide variety of India’s  life and people. Later in the afternoon, we will visit Safdurjung tomb  –  an interesting and beautiful site to explore  –  the site is the last flicker of Mughal architecture and gardens. Later we can visit the crafts museum, one of its kind where you can see the crafts of various states of India.

Day 13 (Final Departure)

Final Departure

Departure to International Airport


INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
1 . All Monument Entrances as per itinerary for one entry
2 . All breakfasts as per itinerary
3 . All activities as per itinerary
1 . International Air Fare
2 . Travel Insurance
3 . Single Accommodation (available on Request)
4 . Visa or Transit Visa
5 . Vaccinations
6 . Expenses of Personal Nature: Any Table drinks, Telephone calls, Laundry, Camera fees (still or video), Gratuities to Tour Managers, Guides, Drivers, Hotel or Restaurant staff etc.
7 . Tour Manager on request
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