Discover Western Himalayas

Stay Locations:
Delhi, Shimla, Pragpur, Dharamshala, Amritsar
Best Time to Visit:
October to June
Shoulder Season:
July, August, September
Trip Soul:
Culture, Himalayas, Scenic, Spiritual
13 Nights 14 Days

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon is free to relax

Day 2: Delhi

Post breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, experience rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk (silver street), Raj Ghat in Old Delhi. Afternoon visit New Delhi covering Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, drive past India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan

Day 3 : Delhi - Kalka (by train) - Shimla (by toy train)

Early morning you will be transferred to New Delhi rail station for train to Kalka. You will be met on arrival and board on toy train for Shimla. It's a long day but the views can be beautiful on a clear day

Day 4 : Shimla

Post breakfast visit city. Enjoy a guided walk around Shimla this morning, including a visit to Christ Church on the pedestrianised Mall Road. Also visit Viceregal Lodge and Jakhu temple

The Viceregal Lodge was the summer residence of the Indian Viceroy, the British Raj leader who governed the whole of the Indian subcontinent between 1888 until 1946. Within the Viceroy Lodge many significant decisions from this era about India were devised, discussed and agreed upon.

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. It is believed that this temple holds the footprints of Lord Hanuman. It is located on the Jakhoo Hill, which is 2.5 km from the Ridge and offers beautiful views of the Shivalik Mountains

Day 5 : Shimla

Day is free at leisure

Day 6 : Shimla - Pragpur

Post breakfast drive to Pragpur. This is situated at an altitude of around 1800 ft above sea level, in the district of Kangra,was declared as a Heritage Village in 1997 by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The twin villages of Garli-Pragpur were later declared Heritage Regions in the year 2002. This was done because there are several places in the region which are of historical and religious

Explore Pragpur to see rural life in the Himalayan foothills. The heritage village is the home to the renowned Kangra School of painting which is the well-preserved and a protected ancient architecture.

Day 7 : Pragpur - Dharamshala

Drive to Dharamshala. Rest of the day is free at leisure

The presence of the Dalai Lama and the strongholds for the Tibetan refugees has made this Town a remarkable place.

Day 8 : Dharamshala

Visit Dharamshala and Mcleodganj covering Dalai Lama Temple complex,Namgyal Stupa, St. John Church,Norbulingka Institute - dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms. Also visit Tibetan Children’s Village and Bhagsunag Temple

Day 9 : Dharamshala - Amritsar

Drive to Amritsar. Rest of the day is free at leisure

Amritsar, literally meaning the 'Pool of the Nectar of Immortality', is one of the major cities of the Punjab state. The administrative headquarters of the Amritsar District, it is the major spiritual and cultural centre of Sikhs. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple"), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion.

Day 10 : Amritsar

Morning visit Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh - a public garden that houses a national memorial. Established in 1951, the memorial commemorates those who were massacred by the British during a peaceful celebration of the Punjabi New Year.

Evening experience Wagah border ceremony. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both sides (India and Pakistan), and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags

Day 11 : Amritsar - Haridwar (by Jan Shatabdi express, 06:50 hrs/13:55 hrs)

Early morning you will be transferred to Amritsar rail station for train to Haridwar. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Haridwar contains two words Hari and Dwar. Hari means god and Dwar means gate. Haridwar means gateway to the god. This is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains and enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges and background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city. In the evening ghats looks beautiful as hundreds of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and light up the river Ganges

Day 12 : Haridwar

Enjoy a guided tour of Rishikesh to explore its temples, ashrams and surroundings before the aarti ceremony.

Evening experience aarti ceremony at Rishikesh.The Ganga aarti is one of the most beautiful experiences in India. The spiritually uplifting ceremony is performed daily to honor the River Goddess Ganga. Every day, as dusk descends on the Earth, the ghats of the river Ganga witnesses a spectacular ceremony. Hundreds of diyas, mantras, aroma of incense, flowers, and musical instruments create an ambiance of divine bliss. The aarti ritual is of high religious significance

Day 13 : Haridwar - Delhi (by Jan Shatabdi express, 06:30 hrs/ 11:15 hrs)

Early morning you will be transferred to Haridwar rail station for train to Delhi. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel

Evening visit Lodi Gardens. The gardens get their name from the four monuments of the Lodi dynasty, the last of the Delhi Sultanate. It was developed during the British Period and inaugurated by Lady Willingdon on 9th April in the year 1936. A visit to Lodi Gardens will not only give you an experience of nature but also a peek into history.

Day 14 : Depart Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the International airport for your flight to your onward destination.