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Tour start from Amritsar, by visiting the Golden temple is the holiest place for the followers of Sikhism. Further to Kangra Valley, dominated by the Dhauladhar mountain range, the location of many ancient Hindu temples and is the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.
Mandi an ancient and important commercial centre, from where we proceed to Rewalsar, a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.
The next stop is the lush green Kullu Valley, a valley of gods and goddesses;
Chandigarh, known for its urban planning, prosperity and sophistication. The city features a Rock Garden among its many attractions.
The tour ends with a colorful Hindu pilgrimage centres along the holy river Ganges at Haridwar and Rishikesh wordily known for center of yoga and meditations. Tour is integrated to some of auspicious festival having religious importance and authentic local festivals which are celebrated with joy and mirth by gaily dressed peoples of each communities under one roof.


Day 1: Arrive Amritsar in morning. (Diwali Festival)

Day 2: Amritsar to Dharamshala, 190 kms, 6hrs. drive, Brijeshwari Temple.

Day 3: Visit Dharamshala (1830m).

Day 4: Dharamshala to Mandi, via Baijnath-Rewalsar, 137 km. (+day for Shivaratri festival)

Day 5: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000m), 90 kms.

Day 6: Explore Manali. (+day for Dussehra and Dhungri festival)

Day 7: Manali to Chandigarh, 150 kms.

Day 8: Chandigarh to Rishikesh (230km), 5 hrs.

Day 9: Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23km.Ganga Dussehra festival)

Day 10: Haridwar to Delhi by train, 240 kms. Evening departure.

Day 11: Required to attendShivaratri Festival in Mandi, Tschue in Rewalsar( TsoPemma ) Dushera festival in Kullu, Dhungari mela ( Festival ) in Manali. Where asno extra day is required to attend the festival of Diwali at Amristar, Ganga Dussehra festival at Haridwar.

Day 1: Delhi to Amritsar. (Diwali festival)

Early morning arrival at Amritsar. Check-in to the hotel. Visit the city; overnight in the hotel.

Amritsar translates as ‘pool of nectar’, the name of the sacred pool 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. The temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Wagah Border is the Indo-Pakistan border 30 kms drive away, where the retreat ceremony on the road to Lahore is an interesting experience at Sunset.

Day 2: Amritsar to Dharamshala, 190 kms, 6 hrs. drive

Leave to Dharamshala, enroute stop for lunch, later visit the thousand-year old Brijeshwari Temple, built in Shikhara style and dedicated to the goddess Vrajreshwari. After 10-minute walk leading to the temple premise following the alley of colorful shops selling articles that devotees need for religious rituals to pay homage to the goddess. If time allows visit Museum containing the precious painting of Kangra (closed on Sunday and gazeted holidays), evening check- in to hotel. Stroll among the Indo–Tibetan crowd on the street of Mecleodganj, night in a hotel.

Day 3: Visit Dharamshala (1830 m).

A former colonial retreat, Mcleodganj rose to its 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 three and a half decades. With traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet, the impressive Namgyal monastery is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels, and houses large images of the Buddha: Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. If time permits, the Tibetan handicraft centre can also be visited; night in a hotel.

Day 4: Dharamshala to Mandi, via Baijnath-Rewalsar, 137 km.(+day for Shivaratri festival)

Leave to Mandi, enroute 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 Buddha 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 night in a hotel.

Day 5: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000 m), 90 kms.

Today, we leave for Manali. Enroute, we will visit Shiva temple at Bajaura; check into the hotel by afternoon.

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”. Visit the temple of Manu at old Manali, the hot spring at Vashisht and keep the evening free; night in a hotel.

Day 6: Explore Manali.(+day for Dushera and Dhungari festival)

The Hadimba Devi temple is famous for its association with the Mahabharata. Jagatsukh was the capital of Kullu in olden times and has the temple of Gayatri Devi. Nagar is 20 kms away and has a castle, the temple of Goddess Tripurasundry, a Shiva temple and the well-known Roerich Art Gallery; back to Manali by evening for a night in the hotel.

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

Leave the mountain and drive to Chandigarh. enroute 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, grows varieties of crops round the years. 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 night in the hotel.

Day 8: Chandigarh to Rishikesh (230 m), 5 hours.

Depart 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 and witness the evening ritual ceremony at Triveni Ghat, when hundreds of people float little flower bowls with oil lamps on the river; back to hotel for night stay.

Day 9: Rishikesh to Haridwar, 23 kms. (Ganga Dussehra 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 Mahadevi temple and bathing ghats. In the evening, join the grand Arti; 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. There is meditation and worship at Har ki Pauri (Bathing Ghat ) which is one of the most fascinating religious ritual in the world; night in a hotel.

Day 10: Haridwar to Delhi by train, 240 kms. Evening departure

Train to Delhi, visit Jama Masjid, over view on Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride between Jama Masjid and over view Red Fort. In evening, after dinner, transfer to the airport for yours onward destination. No hotels in Delhi.

Day 11: Attend Shivaratri Festival in Mandi

One extra day is required to attend Shivaratri Festival in Mandi, Tschue in Rewalsar( TsoPemma ) Dushera festival in Kullu, Dhungari mela ( Festival ) in Manali. Where asno extra day is required to attend the festival of Diwali at Amristar and Ganga Dussehra festival at Haridwar. Therefore duration of tour will be 10 days instead of 11 days with other mentioned festivals.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €1780 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1585 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 jeep or minibus for group,
  • Airport/ transfer
  • Chair class train Haridwar-Delhi.
  • Short ride on heritage train from Shimla towards Chandigarh.
  • Twin sharing room in a medium class neat and clean hotel.
  • 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 and airport tax.
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and evacuation.
  • Tipping



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.

1-2:60 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 cancelation policies applied for different services.

1-2: 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.

(1-3) 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 threatens, I that case you may be will loose 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. Also you can be transferred by alternative vehicle 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, 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 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, Where there are limited choices of accommodation sub. to the each places, Neat and clean local standards of hotels, guest houses will be provided. Please note that some hotels has been chosen only for the best services , the charms and for the locations.

Verities of Indian and partly Tibetan vegetarian meals is served, Non veg. is subject to availability. 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. Please note that you will be traveling to some of highly revered pilgrimage sites where non veg. meals are strictly forbidden as in Amritsar temple complex, Rishkesh and at Haridwar.

Collective Melas (Langar) At Amritsar free meals is served to thousands of pilgrims and peoples of every faith and communities ( volunteer donation can be done ) , those wish to join the collective meals can relish the delicacies of Punnjab. There are certain rules to be followed which guide on the spot will explain you.

Sub to the number of person in group, for 2 to 4 Toyota Innova / Scorpia or Zylo, for 5 and more than 5 persons Tempo travellers or mini bus will be provided. 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. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicle have the heating facilities and cannot be used too while on uphill drive .

Major part of road is Good. You can face land slide due to rainfall from july till mid Sep. and can be blocked for few hours, 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, you may encounter some inconvenience due to one way traffic circulation. Please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.

During the tour vehicle can get break down or road block can cause the delay to reach the destination, in that case guide on the spot will do the best possible. To deal with these circumstances we request you to keep patience and co-operate with the team.

While travelling during summer, Autumns season and spring morning and evening are fresh, when in winter its cold. Hence required a light or heavy Pull over, Raincoat ( Umbrella ), a polar jacket or waterproof jacket, light clothing except for winter you required worm clothing including type of Goretax jacket, worm shoes , Sun hat, short and long sleeves Shirts, Loose trousers, ( wearing short is not allowed at holy spot ) a pair of sport shoes, sandal , few pairs of socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare cards and batteries, battery Charger, day sac, water bottle, personal medical kit as per your medical adviser. Anti-mosquitos spray. fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money , Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it.