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Mountains and Monasteries

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[ 14 days / 13 nights ]

Guide Price

£3,175pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$2,615pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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Find the best of India

This magical tour of the untouched foothills of the Himalayas allows a spellbinding glimpse into the intriguing fusion of the cultures and vistas of India. Your journey will begin in the Imperial capital Delhi where you will witness the heritage and grandeur of the Moghal Empire. Prepare to be humbled by the marble, mirrored Golden Temple of Amristar before visiting the mystical misty valleys of Dharamsala. You will have time to traverse through the lush valleys containing hidden hill stations peppered with beautiful temples and tea plantations. Finally your tour will end in the summer Raj retreat of Shimla, where the roses and rhododendron still bloom amidst the beautiful oak and cedar forests framed by the spectacular snow capped Himalayan peaks.

Mountains and Monasteries Itinerary map

Mountains and Monasteries

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival stay at The Imperial Hotel.

 

DAY 2: DELHI

After a leisurely start, spend the day discovering Old and New Delhi exploring the differentiation between the Moghul and British Capitals.

 

DAY 3: DELHI - AMRITSAR

Morning transfer to New Delhi railway station. On arrival transfer to Holiday Inn Hotel for a stay of 2 nights. Experience the Palki ceremony this evening at The Golden Temple.

 

DAY 4: AMRITSAR

Morning visit Jallianwala Bagh and The Golden Temple glistening perfectly on the lake, one of India's most pre-eminent attractions. Late afternoon witness the border retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border.

 

DAY 5: AMRITSAR - DHARAMSALA

Morning drive to Dharamsala, home of the Tibetan Dalai Lama, a place of sheer beauty replete with rich forests littered with monkeys. On arrival check-in to Chonor House for a 2 nights stay.

 

DAY 6: DHARAMSALA

Morning visit the Tibetan Monastery and Kotwali Bazaar at the foot roads leading up to Mcleodganj - Upper Dharamsala, (Residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama & Tibetans inexile) strung along a high ridge 10 kms above Dharamsala.

 

DAY 7: DHARAMSALA - TARAGARH

Morning drive to Taragarh visiting the monasteries and temples on the way to Taragarh Palace for 2 nights. Car and driver at disposal to explore surroundings.

 

DAY 8: TARAGARH

Spend a full day exploring the monasteries and breathtaking surroundings. Visit Tashijong, Sherablingand Bir Monasteries.

 

DAY 9: TARAGARH - PRAGPUR

Morning drive to Pragpur and check-in to Judge's Court Hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore the cobbled streets of Pragpur, aheritage hamlet founded as a memorial to a brave warrior princess of the17th century.

 

DAY 10: PRAGPUR - SHIMLA

Full days drive to Shimla check-in at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla Hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

 

DAY 11: SHIMLA

Morning sightseeing around this splendid mountain retreat. Meander through the timbered cottages, along the famous pedestrian avenue The Mall and up to the special views of the ridge.

 

DAY 12: SHIMLA

Day at leisure with car and driver at disposal.

 

DAY 13: SHIMLA - CHANDIGARH - DELHI

Morning transfer to Shimla airport for the flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to JW Marriot Hotel, Aerocity.

 

DAY 14: DEPART DELHI

Early morning departure for onward destination.

 

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