(Himachal With Jammu/Katra - Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan) Amritsar – Jammu/Katra – Dharamshala – Manali – Kullu – Shimla – Chandigarh Tour Package

ABOUT DESTINATIONS

Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal and is the most popular destination for non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. Wagah Border is the only road boarder crossing between Pakistan and India between Amritsar and Lahore cities. The international border between India and Pakistan is located at a distance of 34 km from Amritsar.

Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Reasi district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is located around 50 km from the city of Jammu. Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Mata Vaishno Devi. To reach Vaishno Devi Mandir (Temple) the pilgrims have to register at the Katra before starting the trek. By registering, the pilgrims get accident insurance while on the trek for 1 Lakh INR. It is a trek of 14 KM. There is another trek (1.5 km) from Vaishno Devi temple for Baba Bhaironnath. It is said that the pilgrimage is not complete until you visit this temple at last. The scenery throughout the trek is picturesque. Environment friendly auto rickshaws and helicopter services are available, to make the journey a pleasant one.

Dharamshala – Dharamshala is located at Dhauladhar Mountain Range in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mc Leod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is also known as "Little Lhasa" in India, because of its large population of Tibetans and residence of his Holiness Dalai Lama.

Manali is a Valley nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley at an altitude of 2,050 Meters (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 KM north of the state capital, Shimla. Manali It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh. Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts. Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as multiple temples and churches. The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city attract a large number of tourists. Shimla is situated at a height of 2200 Meters from the see level.

Tour Code : WHHI/HP/AMTR/KTR 067

Tour Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days

Places to visit : Amritsar – Jammu/Katra – Dharamshala – Manali – Kullu – Shimla – Chandigarh

Day 01: Arrive at Amritsar – Wagah Boarder – Amritsar (34 Km) 

Arrive at Amritsar, pick up from Amritsar Airport/Railway station and transfer to hotel, check in to hotel. After refresh and some rest drive to Wagah Border – Wagah is the only road boarder crossing between Pakistan and India between Amritsar and Lahore cities. The international border between India and Pakistan is located at a distance of 34 km from Amritsar. On arrival at Wagah Boarder watch the flag closing ceremony at Indo – Pak boarder. Evening drive back to Amritsar and free for your own activities, Amritsar is also famous for delicious food, so you can test it by exploring local market of Amritsar and overnight at Amritsar hotel.

Day 02: Amritsar Sightseeing – Jammu – Katra (270 Km) Travel time 6/7 hours

After breakfast check out from Amritsar hotel and proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Amritsar city and visit to Jallianwala Bagh – The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. Golden TempleIt is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spot for Sikhs. Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The dome of the Gurdwara is gilded with gold, popularizing it by the name of “The Golden Temple”.  Durgiana Temple – The Durgiana Temple, also known by other names of Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Durga Tirath and Sitla Mata Mandir, is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab, India. Afternoon drive to Katra, evening arrive at Katra, check in to hotel and overnight at Katra hotel.

Day 03: 12 Km Trek to Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan

After breakfast, arrange your Yatra Parchi (Entry tickets from starting point of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple gate) and get ready to trek to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, the holy temple which is dedicated to Shakti. You may also hire the horse by your own for arranged trek to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple which is second largest visited temple by the devotees of India after the Tirupati Balaji Temple. During the Mata Vaishno Devi trekking, stop at Ardhkuwari Temple. After the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple darshan en route visit to Baba Bhaironath Temple (Compulsory visit). Late evening return back to Katra and overnight stay at Katra hotel. 

Day 04: Katra – Dharamshala (240 Km) Travel time 6/7 hours

After breakfast check out from Katra hotel and drive to Dharamshala with the mesmerizing view of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges. Dharamshala is located at Dhauladhar Mountain Range in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mc Leod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is also known as "Little Lhasa" in India, because of its large population of Tibetans. Evening arrival at Dharamshala, check in to hotel and overnight stay at Dharamshala hotel.

Day 05: Dharamshala Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing tour of and visiting Naddi Village, Dal Lake (Holy Lake), St. John Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Bhagsu Water Fall, Tibetan Monastery and “His Holiness The Dalai Lama Temple”. Later free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Dharamshala city at Mc Leod Ganj – The Mall. Evening come back to hotel and overnight stay at Dharamshala hotel.

Day 06: Dharamshala – Palampur – Manali (245 Km) Travel time 8/9 hours

After breakfast check out from Dharamshala hotel and drive to Manali en route visiting Palampur – Palampur is a famous town for its plantation of tea and green hill station in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests. Evening arrive at Manali, check in hotel. After refresh free for your own activities and overnight stay at Manali hotel.

Day 07: Manali Local Sightseeing Tour 

After leisurely breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing tour of Manali town and visiting Hadimba Devi Temple (Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bheem), Manu Temple – This magnificent temple is dedicated to the sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world. Club House – Club House is an amusement zone and it has indoor game facilities. Vashisht Temple & Sulpher hot spring) – This temple is dedicated to the great sage Vashisht in the village of Vashisht located 3 Km away from Manali. Tibetan Monastery – Tibetan Monastery is one of the famous tourist spot in Manali and is famous for weaving colour full carpets and Van Vihar – Van Vihar is a famous picnic spot in Manali also famous for Indian movies shooting at Mall Road. Later free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Manali town at The Mall and overnight stay at Manali hotel.  

Day 08: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Manali (51 Km) 3/4 Hours journey Up to snow point in winter

After early breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour and drive to Rohtang Pass – Located at a height of 3979 Meters and at a distance of 51 km from Manali. Rohtang Pass is on the highway to Keylong/Leh. In winters, the pass remains closed but is open from June to October for motor vehicles. This pass is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh Ladakh Valley. En route visiting Nehru Kund, Kothi, Gulaba Fall (Water Fall), Rahalla Fall (Water Fall), Marhi, Rani Nalaha and Rohtang Pass (Up to snow line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall). Evening return back to Manali, on the way back visit to Solang ValleyFamous for winter ice sports, adventure activities/rock climbing and Rope way ride. Continue drive back to Manali. On arrival at Manali, free for independent activities or explore The Mall and overnight stay at Manali hotel.

Day 09: Manali – Kullu – Shimla (265 Km) Travel time 8/9 hours

After breakfast check out from Manali hotel and drive to Shimla en route visiting River Rafting Point, Kullu Handicraft Industry, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple (Small Temple at Kullu), Hanogi Mata Temple, Pandoh Dam (A beautiful spot for the capture of memorable photo shot) and Sunder Nagar Dam. Evening arrive at Shimla, check in to hotel. Shimla is the capital city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Shimla was the summer capital of British India. Considered to be the Queen of the hills and it is famous and popular hill tourist destination of India for the memorable holidays. It is also known as “Dev Bhoomi” (The land of god). Later free for independent activities and overnight stay at Shimla hotel.

Day 10: Shimla – Kufri – Fagu – Naldehra – Shimla (25 Km)

After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Shimla and visit several prominent attractions like Sankat Mochan Temple, Kali Bari Temple and Jakhu Hills/Temple, visit Indra Gandhi Tourist Bungalow, enjoy horse ride at Kufri forest area at Kufri, Fagu and Naldehra. Evening return back to Shimla and visit to Scandal Point, Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church. Later free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla city at The Mall & The Ridge and overnight stay at Shimla hotel.

Day 11: Shimla – Chandigarh Departure (118 Km) 3/4 Hours journey

After breakfast check out from Shimla hotel and drive to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh, drop off to Chandigarh Airport/Railway station for further journey back to home or onwards destination.

 

Tour End...!!!!

But Sweet Memories Always Remain…!!!!

 

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Package Include

Welcome drink on arrival (Non alcoholic)

Accommodation on twin sharing basis

Meal plan as per chosen below:

EP (European Plan – Room Only)

CP (Continental Plan – Room with 10 breakfast)

MAP (Modify American Plan – Room with 10 breakfast & 10 dinner)

AP (American Plan – Room with 10 breakfast, 10 lunch & 10 dinner)

Transport used Indigo/ Swift D’zire/ Etios/ Innova car for pick up, drop and all days sightseeing as per above itinerary

All toll taxes, state taxes & parking fee

Driver allowances

All applicable taxes (Except GST)

Package Exclude

Any train/air/bus fare

Mineral water

Heater/Blower

Pony/Horse/Rope way/Gondola ride fee

Any garden/monument entry fee

Shopping, any adventure activities, any expenses for personal activities

Tour guide fee/ Laundry Service/ Tips

Any inner line permit/Pass

Any additional meal charges

Service Tax

Anything not mentioned in package inclusions

Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances as hike in fare, flight/train delay or cancelled, strike or any other natural calamities (To be borne by the clients directly on the spot)

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