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A tour of an incredible diversity of culture, religion and landscape starts from Amritsar, the most holy place for the followers of Sikhism, Kangra valley which house ancient Hindu temples. Dharamsala is the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile, is the residence of the HH The Dalai Lama and house Buddhist monasteries. Lush green tea garden of Palampur, Mandi brings us to this ancient and important commercial center, Rewalsar a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs communities, Scenic Kullu valley or “valley of Gods and Goddesses” to explore old typical mountain architecture and rich culture, Simla once the summer capital of British Raj, Chandigarh, features a Rock Garden among its many attractions.
You will explore highly revered Hindu pilgrimage sites along the holy river Ganges at Rishikesh which is worldly known for center of yoga and meditations, Haridwar where pilgrims take holy bath to attain the emancipation to fulfill their spiritual believes.


Day 1: Arrive Amritsar by evening.

Day 2: Explore Amritsar, Golden temple and retreat ceremony (Diwali festival)

Day 3: Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 kms, 6 hours drive. (via Kangra), Brijeshwari Temple.

Day 4: Visit Dharamsala (1830 m). Namgyal monastery and Norbulinga.

Day 5: Dharamsala to Palampur – 62 km. Via Chamunda Devi Templs, Tea garden, Andretta pottery and craft society.

Day 6: Palampur to Mandi, via Baijnath- Sacred lake of Rewalsar. 137 km.

Day 7: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000 m), 90 kms. Via Bajaura temple.

Day 8: Explore Manali. Ancients temples, Art Gallery and mountain culture

Day 9: Manali to Simla, 250 kms.

Day 10: Day in Shimla. Jhaku Temple, Advance study hall.

Day 11: Shimla to Chandigarh, 150 kms. Visit rock garden.

Day 12: Chandigarh to Rishikesh (230 m), 5 hours. Asharam and evening Arti.

Day 13: Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23 kms. Temples, bathing Ghats and evening grand Arti.

Day 14: Haridwar to Delhi by train, 240 kms. Glimpse on city high lights, Evening departure.


Day 1, Arrives Amritsar, reception at airport, Transfer to the hotel for night stay.

Arrives Amritsar, the city of Golden temple, reception at airport, Transfer to the hotel for night stay.

Day 2, Visit the city, (Diwali festival)

Morning join the point from where heritage walk starts, a guided tour that takes you through the history, culture and heritage of the city. One can get to experience the different aspects of old city, its neighborhoods and explore the least known parts of this 400-year-old city.

Day to visit Amritsar, translates as “pool of nectar” is surrounding the Sikh Golden Temple. A causeway connects to the temple in the middle of the pool. A Sikh high priest reads the holy book, sitting on the east side of the temple, attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Visit one of the biggest community kitchens in the world. Most fascinating action of work here done by volunteers who helps to peel, chop, cook, wash dishes and serve free meals to the thousands of devotees.

Afternoon visit Bagha border to attend the retreat ceremony (or Parade) take places on grand trunk road between India (Amritsar) and Lahore in Pakistan is an incredible experience at sun set.

By evening among many devotees, you can also attend the closing ceremony of sacred book, and enjoy the serenity of golden temples when illuminate by night, back to hotel.

Day 3, Amritsar to Dharamsala, Mecleodganj, (1830m) 190 kms, 6h.

Leave to Dharamsala, Enroute visit thousand-year old Brijeshwari Temple dominating old Kanga town, built in Shikhara style and dedicated to the goddess Brijeshwari. The 10-minute walk leading to the temple premises is through decorated alley with colourful shops selling articles that devotees need for religious rituals to pay homage to the goddess.

Afternoon check into hotel. Evening stroll with the Indo—Tibetan crowd on the street of Mecleodganj.  A former colonial retreat rose to prominence after the large-scale exodus of Tibetans from their homeland in 1959. It is the residence (Ocean of Tranquility) of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. In the backdrop are the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. The Tibetan Government in exile has been based here for over decades, with traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet, Night in hotel.

Day 4, Visit Dharamsala (1830 m).

Morninng visit the impressive Namgyal monastery is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels, and houses larger-than-life images of the Buddha: Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara.Tsuglagkhang complex is the most important Buddhist monument of Mac Leod Ganj and has an interesting collection of sacred texts based on the teaching of Buddha, the centre of medicine and astrology.

Visit the Norbulingka Institute and its museum. This Tibetan Arts Museum seeks to promote the study and representation of the Tibetan performing arts to ensure their preservation. We may have the opportunity to meet the monks, (some time close for the renovation and for the Tibetan festive events), the Tibetan handicraft centre can also be visited. Night in hotel.

Day 5, Dharamsala to Palampur – 50 kms.

Leave to Palampur, En route visit Chamunda devi temple dedicated to goddess Durga,

Palampur is situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar range. It has a mild climate hence tea is produced here. Visit tea gardens and art Gallary of veteran painter Shoba Singh at Andretta. This Village is immensely famous for its Norah’s centre for Arts, Andretta Pottery and Craft Society (Open weekly from 10h30 to 17h.)

Night in hotel.

Day 6, Palampur to Mandi, via Baijnath-Rewalsar, 137 km.

Leave to Mandi, enroute visit Shiva temple at Baijnath dedicated to Vaidhyanath. The temples are built in the Shikhera style and are remarkable for their proportion and architectural beauty.

Drive further to Rewalsar (Pool of Ancient Wisdom), which is like a Dark jewel on a wooded hillside.This sacred lake is identified as the “Sahar of Yore”. Legend identifies this place the one from where Padma Sambhava left for Tibet to spread the words of the Budha in the 8th century.

Mandi is an important town of Himachal Pradesh and gateway to Kullu Valley. It is known for its aesthetically carved Shikhara style temples of Bhootnath, Triloknath and Panchvakra, stroll in old street which leads to the series of above said temple. night in hotel.

Day 7,Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000 m), 90 kms.

Today, we leave for Manali. Enroute visit Shiva temple at Bajaura before Kullu town, Kullu–Manali is situated in the inner range of the Himalayas and is famous for apple orchards, pine trees and cheerful people. The valley has hundreds of temples and deities. The Aryans named this valley as Kulantpitha, meaning “the end of the habitable world”. Once reached visit temple of Manu at old Manali village, evening free to stroll in new Manali, night in hotel.

Day 8, Exploration around Manali.

Leave to visit pagoda shape wooden temple of Goddess Hadimba is famous for its association with Mahabharata, located in middle of giant cedar forest. Further to Nagar castle is a mountain architecture example of the valley, Over view on another wooden temple of Pagoda shape dedicated to Goddess Tripura sundry, the well-known art Gallery of Russian painter Nicolas Roerich, Evening back to Manali. night in the hotel.

Day 9, Manali to Simla, 250 kms. 6h

The road passes through several villages of Himalayan Foot hills, Magnificent views of terraced fields sloping down either sides of the valley floor. Afternoon reached Simla, the ancient summer capital of British Raj. Evening Stroll on the mall to mingle with the Indian folks, night in a hotel.

Day 10, Day in Shimla.

Our day starts in morning by visiting to the temple of Monkey God on Jhaku hill. (Beware of monkeys). Next to Vice-regal Lodge built in 1888, once official summer residence of British viceroys which now houses the Indian Institute of Advance Studies, If time allows visit state museum has collection of ancient artistic, archaeological and ethnical human works, (closed on Sunday and on national holidays)

night in a hotel.

Day 11, Shimla to Chandigarh,126 kms. 4h

Leave the mountain, Take the zigzag road down to the plain of Punjab and Haryana where grows varieties of crops round the years.

Afternoon reached Chandigarh; a city designed by the famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Visit the Rock Garden which is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste and is one of the most visited sites.

If time allow take overview on the Capitol Complex declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, this complex contains the administrative buildings and the open hand monument “Emblem of Chandigarh”. (Close to Sunday and the day Ferrier). Evening dinner and stroll in the city centre, Night in hotel.

Day 12, Chandigarh to Rishikesh (230 m), 5h50 hours.

Departure to Rishikesh- the sanctuary of saints and Sadhus. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, known from medieval times as a great pilgrimage centre, attracting large numbers of pilgrims, saints and sages (sadhus). It is known for its centre for yoga and meditation. We will visit ashrams and temples, will witness the evening ritual ceremony at bank of holy Gange, when hundreds of people float little flower bowls with oil lamps on the river. Back to hotel for night stay.

Day 13, Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23 kms. (Ganga Dushera festival)

Start your journey for Haridwar. Check-in to the hotel. Visit Mansa Devi temple dedicated to Shakti, the goddess of power. Leave to Kankhal to visit historical Daksha Mahadev temple, named after King Daksha Prajapati connected with Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati visit Ghats among hundreds of pilgrims taking bath in sacred Ganga. By evening, join the grand Arti which is one of the most fascinating religious ritual in the world, night in a hotel. Haridwar literally means gateway to God. It has been a sacred place from time immemorial and is one of the most important pilgrimage places on the Ganges. Based on Hindu mythology, millions of Hindus take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges to seek emancipation.

Day 14, Haridwar to Delhi by train, 240 kms. Evening departure

Morning transfer to Railway station, around 6 hours of train journey to Delhi, afternoon reached Delhi. Visit splendid Humayun Tomb, Built in 1572 AD in the memory of Emperor Humayun by his Persian wife and chief consort Bega Begum.

Humayun’s Persian wife and chief consort, in 1993 declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later overview on India gate and President house. After dinner transfer to airport to take flight to yours onward destination. No hotels in Delhi.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €1610 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1440 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • All ground transport by Toyota Innova or minibus for group,
  • Airport/ transfer
  • Two or three tier train from Haridwar-Delhi. Or by road if train not available
  • Twin sharing room on 3* or country side hotel with Breakfast only.
  • English speaking local guide for the entire tour.

Cost Exclude

  • Any air fare, Monument fees.
  • Meals ( Lunch- Dinner )
  • Visa and airport tax.
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and repatriation.
  • Tipping, Refund to unused services
  • Any extra if occur due to unforeseen circumstances


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub to change in case of strike , civil war threaten , you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience. And co-operate with the situation ,while travelling to rural and isolated Area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone . Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport .

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations or delay of bus / train at destination , war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.
Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip. No refund will be made for unused services and in case of no show of the participants before starting the trip
It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on Twin / Double sharing on 3 star category in cities as of Delhi and Simla, In rural charming hotels, neat and clean local standards of hotels, Fixe camps or guest houses will be provided where choices are limited. Single room will be with a supplement charges.

Indian and partly Tibetan (local meals of Spiti) Veg. and non veg, meals is served. Indian recipes are bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub. to the schedule.

You will be accompanying by a back up vehicle to assist you through out the tour, mechanic is there with necessary spare parts.
If you have special requirement for the pillion who wish to take comfortable journey time to time, In that case extra vehicle can be arranged in advance sub. to the number of persons.
All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle cannot be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, so you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicles have the heating facilities and cannot be used while uphill drive

Road-:
You will be crossing two passes, highest is Kunzum pass(4590m), different type of road condition will be encountered vary from wet and humid in lower altitude to dry and garble road in higher altitude of Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahoul. you may be will not have any options except crossing the icy rivulets. You can face land slide not only cause of rainfall but also by higher melting rate of Snow and Ice (glacier) due to perpetual summer heat. You can be blocked for hours, day or more, you may miss the places expected to visit or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen at so many states, so please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.
During the trip it’s possible that back up vehicle and bike can get break down or road block can cause the delay, in that case guide on the spot will do the best possible to monitor the situation. In such circumstances patience and co-operation is required.

Road in this part of Himalaya is rough ( very rough at some palces ) in region of Kullu- Manali you can face land slide due to rainfall from july till mid Sep. and can be blocked for hours , a days or more, you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.