Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Tour, Himachal Short Tour

Himachal Short Tour

(9 Days / 8 Nights)

(Delhi-Pathankot-Dharamshala-Dalhousie-Pathankot-Delhi)

(to view the route of this tour on a Map please click here)

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Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Pathankot (by train)

Today we have sightseeing in old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun's Tomb" and "Qutub Minar". Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies. In the night transfer to the railway station for the train to Pathankot.

Day 03: Pathankot - Dharamshala (about 90 kms)

In the morning arrive in Pathankot railway station. Upon arrival, you will drive to
Dharamshala. Dharamshala has one of the most spectacular settings for a hill station as it varies in height from 1200 m. to 1800 m. Dharamshala is a hill station which is split into two parts. The lower part is only known as Dharamshala and is about 9 kms away from the upper part only known as McLeodganj. In Dharamshala there is a strong Tibetan influence. The Dalai Lama settled here after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959.

Day 04: Dharamshala

Today we visit the Namgyal monastery at Mcleodganj. This monastery is the major attraction in Mcleodganj and is located on the opposite side of the Dalai Lama's residence. This monastery contains large gilded bronzes of Buddha, Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava. Afterwards we have a walk through Mcleodganj and visit the St. John church. This church has attractive stained glass windows. Lord Elgin, one of the viceroy of the British occupied India was buried in this church. Evening at leisure to visit the markets at Dharamshala.

Day 05: Dharamshala - Dalhousie (about 143 kms)

In the morning after having breakfast drive to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It was established in 1854 by the British as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, and was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy at that time. Dalhousie is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, and surrounded by the beautiful snow capped peaks. In the afternoon arrive in Dalhousie. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 06: Dalhousie

Today we have sightseeing in Dalhousie. The old charm of Dalhousie is known by the four attractive churches. Some of these churches are the St. John's Church and St. Francis Church. The St. John's Church is comfortably located at Gandhi Chowk. This is one of the oldest church in Dalhousie and stone walls took the place of wooden planks in 1863, when a visitor complained about it. St Francis Church is also located near it, on a wooded rise above Subhash Chowk. This was built in 1894, and services are still held on Sundays. Scottish and Victorian architecture can be seen in the bungalows and churches in the town.

Day 07: Dalhousie - Pathankot (about 90 kms) - Delhi (by train)

Today we drive to Pathankot railway station. Later in the evening we take a night train to Delhi.

Day 08: Delhi

In the morning arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 09: Delhi (Departure)

In the night transfer to the airport for the flight to home destination.

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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
      Rooms on the departure day.
      American/continental Breakfast.
      Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
          at every place of sightseeing.
      All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
       All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
         provided.

Exclusions:

      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
         beverages.
      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
      Any Flight Charges.
      Monument Entrances.
      Unspecified Meals etc.

We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.

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