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18 Days 17 Nights
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Tour Details

All important places in Punjab and Rajasthan.

Departure & Return Location

Paris (Google Map)

What to Expect

Visit punjab and Himanchal Pradesh

  • Patiala (Punjab)
  • Golden Temple
  • Jaliyawala Bag
  • Mac Leodganj
  • Bhootnath temple
Itinerary

Day 1Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, At your arrival you will be welcomed in a beautiful Indian tradition with a flower necklace to welcome you. Transfer to the hotel according to the arrival time, relax at the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 2 Delhi - Patiala (260km / 5-6h)

After breakfast drive to Patiala (Punjab), Arrive in the afternoon and relax. It’s a stop for Amritsar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3Patiala - Amritsar (230km / 5-6h)

Departure by road to Amritsar: words Panjabi Amrit (nectar) and sar (basin). It is a city in northwestern Indian state of Panjab. It houses the Harmandir Sâhib, also called the Golden Temple , spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh community. Built by the 4th Guru of Sikhism, Gurû Ram Das. They began in 1573 by digging the sacred basin that gave its name to the city. In 1601, the Golden Temple was completed and three years later the Sikh sacred book, also considered as the last guru of Sikhism, Âdi Granth, is installed. Visit of the Golden Temple during the “Book Ceremony”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4Amritsar

After breakfast still visit Golden Temple in the morning, visit Jaliyawala Bag and in the evening see Waga Border ceremony. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5Amritsar-Dharamsala (205km / 4-5h)

After breakfast, transfer Dharamsala , Dharamsala is a city in northern India, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is sometimes called Little Lhasa because it is the home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, currently in exile in Tibet. For many years, Buddhism has been the main religion of the region, Arrive and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6Dharamsala

After breakfast visit this ancient colonial town located at the foot of the majestic chain of Dhauladar called ” Little Lhasa ” and actually attended mainly by Tibetans, Buddhist pilgrims, and Western tourists in search of mysticism. Stroll in the evening to melt in the crowd Indo-Tibetan in the streets of Mac Leodganj. Dinner and overnight in Dharamsala.

Day 7Dharamsala

Full day devoted to local tourism tour ” Chunga Lakaha ”
Monastery HH Dalailama , Bhagsu Nag Temple, Dal Lake, TCV Refugee School and Norbulinga Institute of Tibetology with excellent library. Rest of free time for individual activities or relax. Dinner and Night in Dharamsala

Day 8Dharamsala-Mandi (130km / 3-4h)

After breakfast drive to Mandi , it’s en route to Mandi.
Mandi, 800 m above sea level, is a pleasant little town on the banks of the Beas River. Arrive and visit the Bhootnath temple , which is located in the heart of the city, at the top of the bazaar. It is very old and dates from the beginning of the 16th century. Many of Mandi’s temples are dedicated to Shiva, such as the beautiful Triloknath temple(on the Kullu road, on the right bank of the river), where Shiva appears as the Lord of the Three Worlds (which is the meaning of Triloknath). Built in 1520, we admire the purity of its lines, as well as carved stones, scattered in the courtyard, which date from the 13-16 th centuries. Dinner and overnight at Mandi.

Day 9Mandi - Manali (110km / 3h)

After breakfast, transfer Manali , extends to the northern end of the Kulu Valley on a very old site. The landscape is beautiful with snow-capped peaks, pine forests, tiny meadows, orchards and the clear-water Beas River running through the city. Arrival and rest at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10Manali

Morning excursion to Vashist , a pretty village on the bank of the Beas and famous for its hot springs and temples. The pyramidal stone temple is dedicated to the sage Vashist Muni and God Rama. Naturally hot and sulphurous hot springs, with two separate pools for men and women, are very popular. Rest of free time in the local market. Dinner and overnight in Manali.

Day 11Manali - Shoja (110km / 3h

After breakfast Shoja road, We continue the descent of the green Kullu Valley. We pass on the right side of the river, passing through small villages with wooden houses typical of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The road follows the course of the river until arriving in Manali with magnificent views of canyons, long tunnels, and wooden bridges suspended on the river. Deviation from the general road to Shoja in the middle of fields of flowers and greenery. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12Shoja-Shimla (160km / 5h)

After breakfast drive to Shimla . The city of Simla, now called Shimla, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a very tourist town, which was even named capital of the summer by the British colonists who occupied it for a long time. It is located near a huge forest. Its summers are hot, but its winters are the occasion of important snowfall, especially in January and February. The city takes its name from the goddess Shyamala Devi. Arrive at Shimla and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13Shimla

Among the most interesting tours of Shimla, Christ Churchis unavoidable. This church is one of the oldest in northern India. It is really beautiful, with large stained glass windows decorated and decorated. Its visit is a must for all travelers, who appreciate its beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Then continue this incredible day of circuit in India with the Shimla State Museum. This building houses all the historical and cultural remains of Simla. You can admire sculptures, paintings, bronzes, as well as costumes and jewels from the traditional art of the city and even the whole region. The Ridge is the hub of all Shimla’s cultural activities. It is located along the Mall Road, the famous shopping center of Shimla. Finally, go discover the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, a British colonial building steeped in history. It is built at the top of the observatory hill, one of the seven hills that surround the city. Most of the building is located in the basement and contains prisons and torture rooms! Ghandi made a stay here, invited by the English … It was originally built to accommodate Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of the Indies from 1884 to 1888. Since 1965 he has hosted the prestigious “Indian Institute of Advanced Studies”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Viceroy of the Indies from 1884 to 1888. Since 1965, he has been home to the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Viceroy of the Indies from 1884 to 1888. Since 1965, he has been home to the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 14Shimla - Chandigarh (115km / 3h)

After breakfast drive to Chandigarh which is located near the foothills of the Himalayas chain in North West India. A modern and well planned city. Le Corbusier architect and urban planner French (born in Switzerland), produced in the 1950s plans for Chandigarh that were consistent with the modern principles of planning a city of International Congress of Modern Architecture. Chandigarh is known for its high literacy rate, reaching 97%; its Stone Garden, the Rock Garden , built by Padam Shri Nek Chand from salvaged objects; the Garden of roses in sector 16. Lake Sukhna in area 1. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 15-16-17Chandigarh-Rishikesh (210km / 6-7h)

Departure by road to Rishikesh, check in at the hotel, check in. Rishikesh is a city in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, this city is 350 m above sea level and along the Ganges. Being thus close to the source of Ganga, the city has a sacred character. During the Yatra period, many pilgrims come there to perform religious activities in the many temples and at the edge of the ghats. The number of sadhus is very important. The Ashrams dot the city, among them Swarg Ashram, Sivananda Ashram or Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham. These institutions have seen eminent personalities. Several temples are located in the city, including the Neelakanta Maha Deva Templeat the foot of the bridge. Since 1968 the city has become world famous after the passage of the Beatles in the Ashram Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The album Blanc of the famous group is partially from the work done during their retirement in the ashram. Visit the temple of Bharat, Triveni Ghat, Ram & Laxman Jhula Ashram and Ghats. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 Rishikesh-Delhi (230km / 5-6h)

After breakfast transfer to Delhi, Arrive and a little time for last visit of the city or shopping. After dinner transfer to the airport for the plane to France.

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