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  1. Best North India Tours | Golden Temple Amritsar | Delhi to Dharamshala

    11Days / 10 Nights

    Under Rs 2,000

    Per person per night

    Punjab lies at the crossroads of the great civilizations of the world. is an Indo-Iranian word meaning the land of 5 mighty Himalayan rivers? Punjabi civilization is known for its distinguished language, culture, food, attire, script & folklore.  Kangra Valley, known as one of the most picturesque valleys of the lower Himalayas, is full of greenery and provides a tremendous backdrop with the grand Dhauladhar Himalaya. The history of Kangra valley dates back to the Vedic times, more than 3500 years ago. The district of Kangra is also called Dev Bhoomi as it has numerous temples dedicated to different gods. The region is famous for its arts and crafts. Crafts like the exquisitely designed shawls and miniature paintings of this region are internationally appreciated.

    The Golden Temple, located in the city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab, is a central religious place of the Sikhs and a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. Originally a small lake in the midst of a quiet forest, the site has been a meditation retreat for wandering mendicants and sages since deep antiquity. Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, is scripture is a collection of devotional poems, prayers, and hymns composed by the ten Sikh gurus and various Muslim and Hindu saints. Echoing across the serene lake, the enchantingly beautiful Kirtan music induces a delicate yet powerful state of trance in the pilgrims strolling around the marble
    concourse encircling the pool and temple.



    This is a fully covered best north India tour packages for foreigners who love to explore the historical places in India Specially in North India. The tour will carry on to  Crafts Bazaar, Himachal Pradesh, where you will explore Jallianwala Bagh, Brijeshwari temple and Kangra Valley. The main attraction of this tour will be Golden which called Harmandir Shaib in Punjabi Region.



    Discover the glory of the Himalayan range, the richness of the green plains and the retreat ceremony. Spirituality is the spiritual center of Sikhism in the state of Punjab. It is the home of Harimandar Sahib, which is called the "Golden Temple", the spiritual and cultural center of Sikhism.

    A Spiritual & Wellness Dhauladhar Himalaya Sojourn

    LAND OF 5 RIVERS – “PUNJAB” & DHAULADHAR HIMALAYA – “DHARAMSHALA “

    BEST SEASON - September – June

    NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 11 Days/ 10 Nights
               

     

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    Visit  Sikh Temple-Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

    Shopping in Janpath & Connaught place

    Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride Tour- Exploring Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Spice Market

    Visit  Dilli haat

    * Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh & Colorful Market (Amritsar)

    Village walk tour of Amritsar

    Enjoy Wagah Border Ceremony

    Paragpur Village walk tour

    Brijeshwari temple, Kangra Fort (Dharamshala)

    H.H. Dalai Lama Temple, Tibetan Museum.

    * Kora Walk, Astrology & Medical Center and Gyuto Tantric Monastic University

    * Kalachakra Temple,  Shopping in the local Tibetan market

    * Norbulingka institute & Visit the Doll museum

    Bajinath temple (Palampur)

    * Enjoy Morning Yoga Session

    * Visit Andretta Pottery village

    DAY

    SKETCH ITINERARY

    MEALS

    01

    Arrival at Delhi Airport / Transfer To Hotel / Visit Sikh Temple, Street Shopping & local pub

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    02

    Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride Tour, New Delhi Monuments, Shopping at Crafts Bazaar

    Breakfast

    03

    Fly Delhi – Amritsar/ Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh & Colorful Markets 

    Breakfast

    04

    Early Morning Prayer At Golden Temple / Countryside Village tour

    Breakfast

    05

    Drive Amritsar – Paragpur Village, India’s first classified heritage village & the cradle of Kangra school of paintings

    Breakfast

    06

    Drive to Dharamshala. Visit  Masrur 8th Century rock cut monolithic temples,  Brijeshwari temple &  Kangra Fort

    Breakfast

    07

    Dharamshala Tour - Visit  H.H. Dalai Lama Temple,  do the Kora walk, Gyuto Tantric Monastic University,  Kalachakra Temple and shopping in the local Tibetan market

    Breakfast

    08

    Dharamshala Tour - Visit the Norbulingka Institute showcasing Tibetan values, expression in crafts, art and literature, Kangra tea gardens and tea factory

    Breakfast

    09

    Drive to Palampur  - Visit Lord Shiva temple in Bajinath,  Guided Bicycle ride to the local village

    Breakfast

    10

    Morning Yoga Session, Visit Andretta Pottery Village, Experience overnight train journey in  Indian trains to Delhi

    Breakfast, Dinner

    11

    Arrive New Delhi railway station @ 05:00hrs & transfer To Delhi airport for onward destination

     

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1:-  Arrival at Delhi Airport / Delhi City Tour - Sikh Temple, Shopping, Local Pub Experience


    * On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by a tour representative. then Transfer to the hotel and check into your rooms

    * We drive to visit a Sikh temple – Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. - is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship situated in the heart of New Delhi's

    *  Seva” – After visiting the Gurudwara, we participate in 10 minutes of Seva. Outside Gurudwara entrance, there is a Joda Ghar (shoe house), where one leaves their footwear before walking through a `Chhabachha' (a shallow pool) of water that 'washes' one's feet

    * Janpath is the market that is also popular for the materials which are coming from outside India. They are also sold in this market at a good rate

    * Walking in Connaught place to feel the pulse of the shopping center, Transfer to hotel
    * Overnight at Hotel

    Meals: No Meal

    Day 02: Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride Tour & Shopping at Crafts Bazaar / Visit Dilli Haat 

    * Rickshaw Ride” On our sightseeing Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi your senses will come alive as you will encounter the many captivating sights and sounds this amazing city has to offer

    * Explore the Chandani Chowk and amazing places around the historical places. Chandni Chowk builds around 352 years ago. it especially known for street food, vibrant bazaars where you can shop ancient jewelry

    * Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is the last work of Emperor Shah Jahan. Its construction began in 1650 and was completed within six years.

    * Spice Market/Khari Baoli Khari Baoli is a street in Delhi, India is known for its wholesale grocery and Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. overnight at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast only

    Day 03 Fly Delhi – Amritsar/ Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh & Colorful Market  

    * Welcome to Amritsar! The city of the Golden temple
    * Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel
    * Post Lunch, visit Golden Temple & Jallianwala Bagh

    GOLDEN TEMPLE, there are many religious sites in Amritsar. A number of Gurudwaras and Temples are scattered all over the district. Gurudwaras are sacred places for the Sikh community. All the Gurudwaras have a copy of the Sacred Book Guru Granth Sahib centrally placed inside.

    JALLIANWALA BAGH is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces of peaceful celebrators on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919, in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Overnight stay at Amritsar 

    Meals : Breakfast only

    Day 04: Early Morning Prayer at Golden Temple / Village Walk of Amritsar

    * Meet at the hotel lobby at 3:00 AM to go for an early morning visit to Hari Mandir Sahib. Join in the ritual of taking the golden palanquin carrying Guru Granth Sahib Ji to Hari Mandir Sahib. Pay respects during First Hukamnama & Ardaas (Prayer).

    * Pay respects at Akal Takht Sahib, the oldest of the five Takhts. Visit the very interesting Sikh Museum hosting old and ancient weapons of the Gurus

    * Return back to the Hotel for breakfast and relaxation. 

    * At 11:00 A.M. proceed for village walk tour in Amritsar (Tour Starts at 11 am to 3 pm)

    * Post Lunch, Proceed to visit Wagah border. Wagah border ceremony - The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959.
    * Drive back to the hotel
    * Overnight at the hotel.

     

    Meals: Breakfast only

    Day 05: Amritsar – Paragpur Village Drive (170kms/ 4 Hrs)

    *  Drive to the heritage village – Paragpur. (60kms/ 2hrs)The Kangra Valley, where India’s first classified Heritage
    *  Village Paragpur is located is panoramic and replete with history. It is the home of the famous Kangra School of painting. Visit Kangra School of painting
    *  Overnight in the heritage hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast only

    Day 06: Paragpur Village- Dharamshala (110 Km/ 4 Hrs Driving Time)

    * After breakfast at 8:00 am, drive to Dharamshala
    * Enroute visit the Masrur 8th Century old monolithic temples cut out of one single sandstone rock decorated with sculptural ornamentation
    * Drive to visit Brijeshwari temple
    * The drive to visit the Kangra Fort. Take an audio guide at the entrance for a memorable walk up the fort
    * Drive back to the hotel.
    * Overnight at Hotel

     

    Meals : Breakfast only

    Day 07: Full Day Sightseeing of Dharamshala

    * After Breakfast, Full day Explore Dharamshala
    * Early Morning, Visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple (also known as Namgyal Temple) including the official home of his Holiness Tsuglagkhang, Tibetian Museum
    * Later go for the “Kora” walk which will take about an hour.
    * Post lunch, drive to Astrology & Medical Center and Gyuto Tantric Monastic University
    * Return back to Mcleodganj in the evening. Visit Kalachakra Temple and enjoy walking & shopping in the local Tibetan market
    * Drive back to the hotel
    * Overnight at Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast only

    Day 08: Explore the Spiritual Adventures/ Cultures of Kangra Valley 

    * Visit traditional arts workshops such as – Thangka painting. Sculpture and woodwork
    * regional, official and monastic costumes of Tibet. Shopping at the Norling shop is a delight well lit and beautifully set out with a unique Norling range of fine * goods, all of which have been made by hand. such as our rich silk appliquéd hangings, cushion covers and bedspreads, and our Tibetan boxes and chests decorated with a lightly molded design that enhances the effect of paint and color, you will not find anywhere else.
    * Lunch in the Norling café serving a wide range of delicious Italian, Tibetan, Chinese & Indian dishes. Delightful cakes, real coffee, local tea and fresh juices
    * Post Lunch, Drive to visit the tea gardens
    * Enjoy a short walk in the tea garden and visit the tea factory to see the manufacturing unit and learn about the manufacturing process if the same is going on.
    * Drive back to Mcloedganj
    * Evening for shopping in Mcloedganj
    * Drive back to the hotel
    * Overnight at Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast only

    Day 09: Dharamshala- Palampur (35kms/ 1.5hrs)/ Visit Bajinath Temple 

    * After Breakfast, Drive to Palampur
    * On arrival check into the hotel
    * Drive to visit Lord Shiva temple in Bajinath Temple
    * Late afternoon Guided Bicycle ride
    * Drive back to the hotel
    * Evening enjoy the scenic beauty around hotel
    * Overnight at Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast only

    Day 10:  Morning Yoga Session/ Half Day Visit Andretta Pottery Village/transfer to Pathankot Railway Station to Board the Train for Delhi 

    * Early morning Yoga Session
    * Breakfast at Hotel
    * Check out from Hotel & Drive for Half day sightseeing of Andretta Pottery Village
    * Board Jammu Rajdhani 12426 (21:25HRS 05:00HRS)

    Meals: Breakfast only

    Day 11:   Arrival at New Delhi Railway Station @ 05:00hrs & Transfer to Delhi Airport to Board the Flight for Onward Destination 

    Tour Ends With Sweet Memories

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