As the name suggest Golden temple with Himalayan Tour takes the tourist to Amritsar the home for Golden temple along with incredible locations in the Himalayan region like Shimla, Manali, Kasauli, Dharamshala, Dalhousie. In addition the tour also covers Delhi and Chandigarh the other two important tourist cities of Northern India .
Duration: 14 Nights/15 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Kasauli - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Chandigarh - Delhi
1st Day : Arrival in Delhi .The representative of the tour receives the guests on their arrival in Delhi the National Capital of India. After being bestowed with a warm welcome the guest is escorted to the City Hotel for an overnight stay.
2nd Day : Delhi-Shimla On the second day of the Golden Temple with Himalayan Tour , the tourists move to the Queen of Hills - Shimla . Once the visitors arrives in Shimla they check into the Hotel for an overnight stay . Incidentally, Shimla lies at a distance of 370 kilometers from Delhi .
3rd Day: Shimla Sightseeing - Lying at an altitude of 2130 meters , Shimla is firmly entrenched in the north western Himalayas . This hill station is the Capital of Indian State of Himachal Pradesh . The Summer Capital of the then British rulers of India , Shimla abounds with places of interest like The Mall , The Christ Church ,Shimla State Museum . Named after Goddess Shyamala, Shimla is also a home to some famous temples like Jakhu Temple and The Tara Devi Temple
4th Day ; Shimla-Manali After an awesome tour of Shimla , today the tour will proceed to Manali another splendid Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh . Lying at an altitude of 8,612 feet this hill station lies in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh Once the tourists arrives in Manali they check into the Hotel for an overnight stay .
5th Day : Manali sight seeing
On the next day of their arrival to Manali, the tourists visit its some famous places of interest. Hadimba temple the abode of the local God- Hadimba, Buddhist monasteries and good trekking routes are some of the great tourist attractions of Manali. The overnight stay is in the Hotel.
6th Day : Manali-Kasauli From the beautiful hill station of Manali , the Golden Temple with Himalayan tour proceeds to dazzling Kasauli . This hill station is situated in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh and is blessed with wonderful flora like the pine, rhododendron and oak trees. Its famous attractions include the Hanuman Temple, The Christ Church , The Lawrence School- Sanawar. It's both upper and lower malls are its main routes . The upper and lower Malls are the two principal roads of the town. The guests check into the hotel for the overnight stay.
7th Day: Kasauli- Dharamshala After visiting the gorgeous and serene peace full station -Kasauli the tourists proceed to Dharamshala It lies at an altitude of 4780 feet. The overnight stay is in the great comforts of the Dharamshala Hotel
8th Day : Dharamshala Sight Seeing : On the eight day , the tourists explore the amazing Dharamshala Valley In it's McLeod Ganj or Upper Dharamsala lies the home in of Dalai Lama -the Tibetian Spiritual Leader .Since 1960 Dalai Lama along with his many followers have been staying as refugees in McLeod Ganj. St John's Church in McLeod Ganj is renowned for its artistic stained glass paintings. Overnight stay is in the hotel of Dharamshala.
9th Day : Dharamshala -Dalhousie Today the tour will move toward Dalhousie the picturesque town of Kangra Valley. Lying at a distance of 127 Kilometers from Dalhousie, It is situated at an altitude of 9000 feet above sea level and it lies next to the stunning Chamba Hill station .On arrival to Dalhousie , the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
10th Day : Dalhousie Sight Seeing Next day , the tourists explore the town which has great places of tourist interest like Punjpula - place of five bridges , Satdhara- home of seven medicinal streams, Dayan Kund - the spot where Ravi, Beas and Chenab meet , Jandri Ghat -famed picnic spot .In addition it's wildlife sanctuary Kalatop-Khaijjar is one of the most visited places in Dalhousie . After touring these marvelous sites , the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
11th Day : Dalhousie-Amritsar On eleventh day , the tour proceeds to the holy city of Amritsar which is a home to the most important Sikh shrine -The Golden Temple . This principal Sikh Gurudwara is also called Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib .The Golden Temple which was constructed in 1604 AD, houses the Guru Granth Sahib the eleventh Guru of Sikhism. After paying obeisance at Golden Temple , the visitor is free to visit other religious shrines existing in the city .
12th Day : Amritsar Sight Seeing Apart from Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh and Wagah Border are the other top tourist sites of Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh reminds the humanity of one of the worst massacres the world has ever witnessed . On April 13, 1919 , Reginald Dyer , the British Army Brigadier , ordered his soldiers to fire on thousands of unarmed people who had gathered for a protest meeting against the oppressive policies pursued by the then British Government against the Indians . In this mad shooting spree it is believed that over 1000 innocent people lost their lives. The number of the wounded people stood at an alarming figure of 2000. The bullet marks of this brazen act of General Dyer can still be seen on the walls of the Park .
The Wagah Border between India and Pakistan is a great place to visit in the evening for the flag lowering ceremony by the soldiers of both the nations .The overnight stay is at the Hotel.
13th Day : Amritsar -Chandigarh Immediately after the sumptuous breakfast on the fifth day , the tourists proceeds to the Union Territory of Chandigarh . This city is renowned world over for its amazing architectural structures and incredible landscape. It is also home to some stunning tourist sites like The Rock Garden, The Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake and the International Doll Museum. It is the first planned city of India and was designed by Le Corbusier the Swiss- French architect. Overnight is spent in the comforts of the Chandigarh hotel.
14th Day Chandigarh -Delhi Today is the penultimate day of Golden Temple with Himalayan tour, today the tourists will move towards Delhi . After reaching India's political Capital they check into the Hotel for a brief rest. Later in the day the visitor go on a tour of Delhi which coincidentally has been the premier city for rulers of ancient, medieval and modern India. The Red Fort , The Jama Masjid , The Purana Quila, The Raj Ghat , The Rashtrapati Bhawan , The India Gate , The Lotus Temple are some of the outstanding monuments encompassing both medieval and modern India. In the evening before the tourists check into the hotel for an overnight stay the tourists can go for shopping in its famous markets like Connaught Place , Karol Bagh etc..
15th Day Indira Gandhi International Airport -Delhi: Finally the memorable tour comes to its culmination on the 15th day. The tourists proceed to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to catch their respective flight for their onward journey.
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