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THE HIMALAYAN EXPERIENCE

9 nights and 10 days

Day 1

On arrival you will be met, assisted and transferred to the hotel. Later proceed for a full day combined tour of The Old & The New Delhi. The Old Delhi tour includes visits to The Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the massive Red Fort, Chandni Chowk (moonlight square) and The Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Thereafter proceed for sightseeing of New Delhi, visit the Qutub Minar – a 72 meter high monument and Humayun’s Tomb built in mid 16th century. Also visits the Lotus Temple, drive past India Gate, the Raj Bhavan, Safdarjung’s Tomb and the Parliament. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2

This morning, after breakfast, drive to Shimla (343 kms / 7 hrs). It is a very popular holiday retreat often referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture dating from the colonial era. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 3

Today morning, after breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour visiting Kufri – a ski resort, Jakhoo Temple famous for the Hindu god Hanuman is located at the highest point in Shimla at 2454 meters. Later visit the Naldehra golf ground, the highest golf ground in the world. Thereafter visit The Mall Road for leisure activities. Overnight stay in Shimla

Day 4

This morning after breakfast, drive to Manali (275 kms / 6 hrs). Enroute visit Kullu, known for its apple orchards and shawl factories. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Manali. 

Day 5

Today morning, after breakfast proceed for half-day tour. Visit Hadimba Temple, dedicated to the local deity Hadimba, wife of the Pandava prince, Bhim. Then visit Vashist Kund to experience the hot-water springs and the Manu temple dedicated to sage Manu. Evening free for leisure at The Mall Road. Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 6

This morning, after breakfast leave for a full day excursion to snow point on Rohtang Road, offering spectacular view of the surroundings. Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 7

This day after breakfast, proceed for an OPTIONAL full day excursion to Manikaran (90 kms / 4 hrs one way),located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati

Day 8

This morning after breakfast, drive to Chandigarh (300 kms / 7 hrs) occasionally referred to as ‘The Beautiful City’. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Chandigarh.

Day 9

Today morning after breakfast, proceed for a half-day city tour including visit to the world famous Rock Gardens, built from industrial and home waste things and the Sukhna Lake that hosts variety of ducks and geese and attracts migratory birds from parts of Siberia and Japan. Therefore drive back to Delhi (265 kms / 4 hrs). Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 10

This day, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. And with this ends a wonderful “Himalayan Experience”.