India will always be one of the best choices you have made for a journey to the heart of oneself with millennial wisdoms. The place invites you to reconnect with the essential and to live a total immersion. With this trip, every day is an adventure.
This trip to Punjab and Himachal Pradesh will meet all your expectations. You will be entitled to:
Upon your arrival, you will enjoy the beautiful Indian tradition. As a welcome, the team offers you a pretty flower necklace. You will be quickly directed to the hotel and you will be able to rest.
After a good night’s sleep, take the road to Punjab (or Patiala). You will arrive in the evening and will have to wait until the next day to visit Amritsar.
Spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh community, Amritsar invites you to discover the mythical Golden Temple. It is also called the Harmandir Sâhib. This place has a very rich past. This will be the opportunity to discover it. At the “Book Ceremony” you can visit the Golden Temple. You always come back to the hotel.
The day after your 3rd day, you will again visit the Golden Temple, visit Jaliyawala Bag, and during the evening, you will visit the Waga Border ceremony.
Dharamsala, also called Little Lhasa, because it was the home of the 14th Dalai Lama will put your footsteps in those of Buddha.
Dharamsala is a beautiful city that will guarantee you exceptional moments. When you have finished your breakfast, you can take the time to explore the city. It is an old colonial town that lies at the foot of the majestic Dhauladar Range.
During this seventh day, a full visit will be dedicated to Dharamsala and its riches.
Mandi is one of the Indian communities that has the most to offer in terms of history, authenticity and discoveries of Hinduism legends. The place guarantees a total immersion. Many of their temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The distance between Mandi and Manali is 110 km, which is 3 hours long. During the 9th day, after having breakfast, you will be transferred to Manali. With its pine forests, snow-capped peaks, tiny meadows, orchards, or the Beas River that flows through the city with its clear waters … the place is simply beautiful.
For this day, you will be entitled to an excursion on Vashist. This is a pretty little village on the bank of the Beas. The great reputation of the place is mainly due to hot thermal springs, as well as temples.
After Manali, it is on Shoja that you will be led. You will take the descent of the green Kullu Valley and you will cross many villages, which belong to the state of Himachal Pradesh.
The journey between Shoja and Shimla lasts 5 hours. This capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh will offer you pleasant moments. This is also why the place is so popular with tourists. Lunch, dinner and night … it is always the hotel that takes care of it.
Shimla is the city of Simla. Anyone planning a trip to Punjab and Himachal Pradesh should arrange for a ride. The place offers the best tours in India (Christ Church, Shimla State Museum, Ridge, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, etc.).
The day after your visit to Shimla, you will take the road to Chandigarh. This modern and well planned city is best known for its exceptional literacy rate (97% of the population).
Located at 350 m altitude at the foot of the Himalayas, Rishikesh will always allow you to discover an authentic and traditional India. The place also invites to a great immersion on the religious level. It is a striking place that has a lot to offer. The hotel will welcome you for your nights.
After having your lunch, you will be able to quickly make a small visit of the city and to take advantage of it to do your shopping. In the evening after dinner, you will fly back.