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Festival Tour (North India)From Golden temple to holy Ganges

Multi festivals and cultural tour starts from Amritsar, the most holy place for the followers of Sikhism, is recommend to participated here, 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. Mandi brings us to this ancient and important commercial center Rewalsar is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs communities, is celebrated here. Scenic Kullu valley Or “valley of gods and goddesses” to explore old typical mountain architecture and  rich culture, World famous. Chandigarh, known for its urban planning, prosperity and sophistication. The city 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. A tour that ends up by exploring an incredible diversity of culture, religion and landscape integrated to some of auspicious and authentic festivals having religious and spiritual importance which are celebrated with joy and mirth by gaily dressed peoples of each communities under one roof.


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 Mandi, via Baijnath, Rewalsar,137km. (+day for Shivaratri festival)

Day 6: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000 m), 90 kms. Via Bajaura temple.

Day 7: Explore Manali. (+day for Dushera Or Dhungari festival).

Day 8: Manali to Chandigarh, 300 kms. Rock garden, overview on the Capitol Complex.

Day 9: Chandigarh to Rishikesh (230m), 5 hours. Ashram and Arti

Day 10: Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23 kms. Temples, Ghats and Arti (Ganga Dushera festival)

Day 11: Haridwar to Delhi by train, 240 kms.

Old Delhi and over view on red fort and Grand mosque. Evening departure.

Day 12: Additional day for following festival:

1, Shivaratri festival in Mandi,

2, Dushera festival in Kullu,

3, Dhungari mela (Festival) in Manali.


Day 1, Arrive Amritsar. By evening

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 Vrijeshwari. 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 Mandi, via Baijnath-Rewalsar, 137 km. (+day for Shivaratri festival)

Leave to Mandi, enroute take glimpse of lush tea garden, visit Shiva temple at Baijnath which bears an inscription dated 804A.D and 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 6, 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 7, Explore Manali. (+day for Dushera and Dhungari festival)

Leave to visit Hadimba Devi temple 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, the temple of Goddess Tripura sundry, the well-known art Gallery of Russian painter Nicolas Roherich and Shiva Temple of Shikhara style, Evening back to Manali. night in the hotel.

Day 8, Manali to Chandigarh, 300 kms. 7h.

Leave the mountain and drive to Chandigarh. En route passing by several villages and tinny hamlets. Major part of drive across the Himalayan foot hills is scenic adorned by terraced field and remaining is the plain of Punjab where grows varieties of crops round the years.

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 9, 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 10, 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. Also visit Daksha Mahadev temple and bathing ghats. 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 11, 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 old Delhi by tricycle rickshaw (man drive rickshaw) through narrow street of Chandani-Chowk, explore one of the biggest spice markets of India,

overview on Red Fort and Grand Mosque, India gate and President house. After dinner transfer to airport to take flight to yours onward destination. No hotels in Delhi.

Day 12, Additional day for Festival:

One additional day is required to attend following festivals.

1, Dushera festival in Kullu,

2, Shivaratri festival in Mandi,

3, Dhungari mela (Festival) in Manali.

Whereas no additional day is required to attend the festival of Diwali at Amristar and festival of Ganga Dussehra at Haridwar. Therefore, duration of tour will remain11 days instead of 12 days for departure of those two festivals dates.



  • Festival / Places: Season: Date of festival: Season: PricePersonArrive/DepartureTotal
    Kullu Dussehra 8 Oct. $ 1,298.40
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    +
    01 Oct. to 12 Oct. $ 0.00
    Ganga Dussehra at Haridwar 12 june $ 1,211.84
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    +
    3 June to 13 June $ 0.00
    Diwali 26 Oct. $ 1,211.84
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    +
    25 Oct. to 11 Nov. $ 0.00
    Shivaratri 5 Mar. $ 1,298.40
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    +
    29 Feb, to 11 Mar. 2020 $ 0.00
    Dhungri Mela 16 & 17 May $ 1,298.40
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    +
    10 May to 21 May 2020 $ 0.00
    Ganga Dushera 1 June $ 1,211.84
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    +
    23 May - 2 June 2020 $ 0.00
    Kullu Dussehra 25 Oct. $ 1,298.40
    -
    +
    18 Oct. to 29 Oct. 2020 $ 0.00
    Diwali 14 Nov. $ 1,211.84
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    +
    13 Nov. to 23 Nov. 2020 $ 0.00

Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €1372 for 3 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1545 for 2 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/ Railway station transfer
  • Two or three tier train, Or Chair class train from Haridwar-Delhi. Or by road if train not available on the day of reservation
  • Twin sharing room on 3* or country side hotels.
  • All 3 meals (Lunch-Breakfast-Dinner).
  • Lunch will be packed or in a local restaurant.
  • English speaking local guide for the entire tour.

Cost Exclude

  • Any air fare, Monument fees.
  • Visa, 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 threat, 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.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, 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.

It is h3ly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in cities, Neat and clean local standards of hotels will be provided in Leh. While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen with with all necessary items including to men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items.

While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen team with all necessary items including two men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items. Our chef will prepare verities of Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian and non vegetarian meals, Chefs on trek are used to cook for the western guest and pay their attention to dose the spice, Breakfast and dinner will be served at camp, lunch is always packed, Afternoon snacks is served with hot beverages as of tea and coffee.

Transport is sub. to the number of person in group, for 2-4+ guide Toyota Innova, for more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. While trekking logistic will be transported by vehicle as well, at the end from road head to base camp and back Mule / Porters or Yaks will assist you to establish the base camp, you are requested to carry he essentially for 2 days. Rest of the baggage can be stock in kibber village.
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.