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Northern Delights

Delhi, Punjab, Himachal and Uttrakhand

16 Nights/17 Days

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi - Amritsar

Day 02: In Amritsar

Day 03: Amritsar – Pragpur

Day 04: In Pragpur

Day 05: Pragpur – Dharamsala

Day 06: In Dharamsala

Day 07: Dharamsala – Taragarh

Day 08: Taragarh - Shimla

Day 09: In Shimla

Day 10: Shimla - Haridwar

Day 11: Haridwar – Corbett National Park

Day 12: In Corbett National Park

Day 13: In Corbett National Park

Day 14: Corbett – Nainital

Day 15: In Nainital

Day 16: Nainital - Drive) – Kathgodam

Day 17: Depart Home

Steep Mountains

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Delhi – (Fly) – Amritsar

On arrival in Delhi International Airport, change gate for flight to Amritsar. On arrival at Amritsar Airport our representative will receive you and will assist you with a transfer to your hotel. Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. Afternoon visit to the Wagah Border to witness the flag Ceremony closing the border between India and Pakistan; a patriotic but fun filled ceremony.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Wagah Border

 

Day 02: In Amritsar, Sightseeing

After having leisurely breakfast proceed for the guided tour of Amritsar to see the famous Golden Temple, founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. Then visit Jallian Wallah Bagh, a memorial garden and Durgiana Temple. The afternoon is free to explore Amritsar Market. In the evening, visit the Golden Temple again to view the Palaki Sahib Ceremony.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Golden Temple, Jallian Wallah Bagh and Durgiana Temple

 

Day 03: 08-03-2018: Amritsar – Pragpur (173Kms / 05 Hours approx.)

After having leisurely breakfast drive up into the Kangra Valley amidst the foothills to Pragpur. Home to the famous Kangra School of painting and India's oldest ruling lineage, Pragpur is nestled in the Kangra valley surrounded by the imposing Dhauladhar range. The core area of Pragpur is notified as a "Heritage Village", and, along with the nearby village of Garli, the surrounding area is a Hertitage Zone. Afternoon stroll through the village and visit the 300 years old ancestral home of the Kuthiala Soods.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Local Villages.

 

Day 04: In Pragpur, Sightseeing

After having leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Siba Temple with its treasure of Kangra Paintings and murals on the Inner walls. Afternoon at leisure to relax at the hotel or visit the famous Shaktipeeths Jawalamukhi Temple where a holy Eternal Flame is perpetually kept alight and worshipped. This is a famous temple of Goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth, believed to be the manifestation of the Goddess Sati.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Siba Temple and Jawalamukhi Temple

 

Day 05:  Pragpur – Dharamsala, enroute visit Kangra Fort and Brajeshwari temple

(68 Kms / 03 Hours approx.)

After having leisurely breakfast drive to Dharamsala, home to his holiness, the Dalai Lama. En route visit Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari temple and the colourful Kangra Market. Evening 30min guided walk around the temple seeing monks and nuns praying and chanting mantras.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari temple and Local Market.

 

Day 06: In Dharamsala, Sightseeing

After having leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Dharamsala includes Gompas, the Tibet Museum and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. In the afternoon visit the Norbulungka institute where wood & metal craft, silk weaving and thangka paintings are kept alive.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Gompas, Tibet Museum & Library of Tibetan Works, Archives & Norbulungka Institute

 

Day 07: Dharamsala – Taragarh, s/s (47 Kms / 02 Hours approx.)

After having leisurely breakfast drive to Taragarh. Visit the artist village at Andreta en route. On arrival, visit the Vaidyanath temple at Baijnath, the jewellery shops at Paprola and the Tashgarh Monastery.

Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Andreta, Vaidyanath temple, jewellery shops at Paprola and Tashgarh Monastery.

 

Day 08:  Taragarh - Shimla (222 Kms / 08 Hours approx.)

After having early breakfast, drive to Shimla. Sit back and admire the spectacular scenery stopping en route at Mandi, renowned for its 81 old stone temples, enormous range of fine carvings, old palaces and notable examples of ‘colonial’ architecture; before continuing on to Shimla.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 09: In Shimla, Sightseeing.

After having leisurely breakfast proceed for the guided tour of Shimla visiting the Viceregal Lodge, where the British Raj ruled India in the summer months and where the partition of India was planned. Later take a leisurely stroll back along the Mall to Scandal Point.

Overnight at hotel

Day Sightseeing: Viceregal Lodge, The Mall Shimla & Scandal Point.

  

Day 10: Shimla- Haridwar (285 Kms / 08 Hours approx.)

After having early breakfast drive to Haridwar. Visit to Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat on the west bank of the Ganges Canal. Sunset river workship ceremony known as Aarti.

Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 11: Haridwar – Corbett National Park (140 Kms / 05 Hours approx) 

After having leisurely breakfast, drive to Corbett, India oldest national park, named after Jim Corbett who has largely contributed to the conservation of the ecosystem & wildlife. Early afternoon enter the park by Dhangari Gate. On arrival, check in to your Lodge and after a short rest proceed for an afternoon jeep ride inside the park in search of tigers. Dinner and overnight at Forest Lodge.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 12: In Corbett National Park (Morning Jeep Safari – Afternoon Elephant Ride

Wake up early for the Jeep Safari inside the park. After safari return back to your Lodge for breakfast and enjoy your free time until your afternoon Elephant ride. Corbett is best known for its tiger population, it also shelters elephants, various types of deer, panthers, crocodiles, and a wealth of birdlife. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Forest Lodge. 

Overnight at hotel.   

 

Day 13: In Corbett National Park (Morning Jeep Safari – Afternoon Elephant Ride

Wake up early for the Jeep Safari inside the park. After safari return back to your Lodge for breakfast and enjoy your free time until your afternoon Elephant ride. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Forest Lodge.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 14: Corbett – Nainital, Sightseeing (153 Kms / 05 Hours approx)

After having breakfast drive to Nainital, one of the most attractive hill stations in India. Nainital is also called Land of Greens and Blues because of lush green forests, valleys, a beautiful lake under a clear blue sky. Guided visits in Nainital starting with Naina Devi Hindu Temple then Dorothy’s seat, also known as Tiffin Top, 4 kms to the west of the lake. Here a seat was built by an Englishman named Kellet in the memory of his wife, who was killed in an air crash. Rest of the afternoon is for some bird watching in Pangkot, a birdwatchers' paradise. Pangot is 15 kms from Nainital and the drive is through the bird habitats of Cheena Peak range forests via Snow View Point and Kilbury. Life in Pangot is so quiet and unhurried that the most exciting activity is a trip to the small, quaint village market. The tea-stalls where villagers meet up is a good place to catch up with local life. Overnight at hotel.

Day Sightseeing: Naina Devi Hindu Temple, Dorothy’s seat & Pangkot

 

Day 15: In Nainital, Sightseeing

Another day to admire the beauty of Nainital. Snow view, a popular vantage point at 2,270 metres above sea level, offers an excellent view of the northern Himalayan ranges. The point is accessible by a chair lift (ropeway) or horses and mountain ponies. From the top, with the help of powerful binoculars, a closeup view of Nanda Devi, one of the highest peaks in the country is visible. Five kms from the lake lies the Naina Peak.

At 2,611 metres, it is the highest peak bordering the lake. The peak offers a panoramic view of the resort and a stunning view of the Himalayas including Nanda Devi and the mountains on the Tibetan border. Late afternoon enjoy a leisure walk on the Mall Road.

Overnight at hotel.     

Day Sightseeing: Naina Peak and The Mall.

 

Day 16: Nainital - (Drive) – Kathgodam (33 Kms / 01 Hour approx) -  (Train) - Delhi

After having early breakfast drive to Kathgodam Train Station for your train to Delhi. A/c chair car class. On arrival at Delhi station our representative will receive and assist you with a smooth transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Departure Home

After having leisurely breakfast our representative will assist you with a smooth transfer to Airport for your flight back to home. 

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New Delhi, Delhi 110058 (INDIA)
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