North India Splendours 17 Days

Duration:

17 Days

Destinations:

  • Day 1: UK - Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi (city tour)
  • Day 3: Delhi - Chandigarh (240kms)
  • Day 4: Chandigarh - Amritsar (220kms)
  • Day 5: Amritsar
  • Day 6: Amritsar - Dalhousie (190kms)
  • Day 7: Dalhousie - Kullu - Manali (380kms)
  • Day 8: Kullu - Manali
  • Day 9: Manali - Shimla (260kms)
  • Day 10: Shimla
  • Day 11: Shimla - Mussoorie (290kms)
  • Day 12: Mussoorie
  • Day 13: Mussoorie - Rishikesh (80kms)
  • Day 14: Rishikesh - Haridwar (25kms)
  • Day 15: Haridwar - Delhi (200kms)
  • Day 16: Delhi
  • Day 17: Delhi - UK
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*Note: The distances mentioned on the itinerary are approximate travelling in coach per day.

What you see:

  • Delhi: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Rajghat, India Gate, Parliament, Humayun's Tomb Qutab Minar & Swaminarayan Temple.
  • Chandigarh: City Tour
  • Amritsar: Golden Temple, Indo-Pak Border & Jallianwala Bagh
  • Kullu - Manali: Kullu valley, Beas river, Dashehra maidan, Naggar Castle, Roerich art Gallery, Bahist Temple, Solang Valley & Hidimbadevi Temple
  • Shimla: Shimla State Museum & Christ Church
  • Mussoorie: City tour, Shimla State Museum & Christ Church
  • Rishikesh: City tour & River Ganges
  • Haridwar: Har-Ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi temple, Bilwa Parvat & Vaishno Devi temple

What you get:

  • All nights in 4 star hotel
  • Return flights from London Heathrow Airport
  • Meal plans as indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary
  • Entrances to sightseeing's and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by air conditioned executive coach
  • Premium services of Bi-lingual Cheap Coach Tours Executive
  • Driver allowance, parking, interstate permit, toll charges & taxes.

Price Excludes:

  • Visa charges
  • Tips (for tour managers, guides and driver)
  • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, lunch etc.
  • All those which are not mentioned above
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North India Splendours - 17 Days

Day 1: UK - Delhi 
You will check in at London Airport for your overnight flight to Delhi.
[x] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] in flight Dinner


Day 2: Delhi (city tour)
On arrival at Delhi International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our local representative who will transfer you to the Hotel. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be taken for a half day city tour of old & modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Red Fort, which were both built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648. Later visit the Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. The tour continues to visit the Humayun's Tomb built in the mid 16th century. This is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutub Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
[y] In flight Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 3: Delhi – Chandigarh (240kms)
After breakfast, you proceed to Chandigarh. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be taken on a city tour of Chandigarh where you will visit the Rose Garden and Temples.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 4: Chandigarh – Amritsar (220kms)
After an early breakfast, you’ll proceed to Amritsar. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken on a city tour of Amritsar - Golden Temple- the sacred Sikh Gurudwara where the Holy Scripture is placed. Later in the afternoon, you walk by the busy bazaars of the city to visit Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian lives were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memorial and Garden have been created here as a national monument. Later you’ll check into the hotel and the evening will be free for relaxation and shopping. 
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 5: Amritsar
After breakfast, the rest of the morning is free for relaxation and shopping. In the afternoon, you visit Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony at India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well-coordinated and spectacular display. Overnight at Amritsar
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 6: Amritsar – Dalhousie (190kms)
After breakfast, you’ll head towards Dalhousie. Arrive Dalhousie and transfer to hotel. The Hill Station Dalhousie is named after a former British Governor General and is full of old world Charm and exudes a lingering aura of Colonial Times. Overnight at Dalhousie
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 7: Dalhousie – Kullu – Manali (380kms)
Today morning drive to Manali. Enroute visit Kullu valley, Beas river and Dashehra maidan. Later you’ll check into the hotel and the evening will be free for relaxation and shopping. 
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 8: Kullu – Manali
After breakfast, proceed to visit the 450 years old Hidimbadevi Temple built in the tranquil and serene woods, the oldest temple in Manali, Tibetean centre & monastery, Vasisth village, known for its hot sulphur springs, Roerich art Gallery. Bahist Temple, Solang Valley which offers a spectacular view of glaciers and snow capped peaks. Later visit Naggar Castle and local Bazaar.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 9: Manali – Shimla (260kms)
Today we embark on a long scenic drive to Shimla.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 10: Shimla
Today enjoy a half-day city tour in Shimla. Visit the famous Christ Church: situated on the ridge, it is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows, which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Later visit the Shimla State Museum: The Museum, opened in 1974, has tried to project the cultural wealth of the state. There is a collection of miniature Pahari paintings, sculptures, bronzes woodcarvings and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region. Check into your hotel. Evening at leisure.

[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 11: Shimla – Mussoorie (290kms)
After an early breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and drive towards Mussoorie via Dehradhun. Upon arrival you’ll check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure and enjoy the freshness of the hill station.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 12: Mussoorie

Day at leisure. You can explore Mussoorie attractions on your own. You can visit
the Gandhi Chowk, lively Kulri Bazaar and the Mall Road.
Optional: Afternoon Excursion to Kempty Fall.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 13: Mussoorie – Rishikesh (80kms)
Today after breakfast leave early morning to visit Rishikesh, check in to the hotel. Later you embark on a city tour of Rishikesh. In the evening, visit the banks of River Ganges to encounter evening life for a special Arti "The Prayer dedicated to Goddess Ganges".
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner

Day 14: Rishikesh – Haridwar (25kms)
Today leave early morning to visit Haridwara and check in to the hotel. You’ll later visit Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat that was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. Visit the temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of River Ganges. The temple is a 3-km trek from Chandi Ghat and it is believe that the Adi Shankaracharya established the main statue in eighth century AD. The Chandi Devi Temple is now also accessible by a ropeway, which starts near the Gauri Shankar Temple. Later visit the temple on top of the Bilwa Parvat which is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. From here, you can have an amazing panoramic view of Haridwar, the Ganges, and the countryside. You later visit The Vaishno Devi temple, which is a newly constructed and a true replica of the original Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu & Kashmir.
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 15: Haridwar – Delhi (200kms)
Leave early morning to travel to Delhi. Arrive in the evening and check into the hotel. Evening is at leisure and free time for some last minute shopping.  
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 16: Delhi
After breakfast, visit the famous Swaminarayan Temple built on the banks of River Yamuna. Later in the afternoon, you come back to the hotel and the evening is at leisure in Delhi. 
[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] Indian Dinner


Day 17: Delhi - UK
After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight

[y] Breakfast [x] Indian Lunch [y] In flight Dinner
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