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Heritage & Hills (13 days / 12 nights)

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Heritage & Hills (13 days / 12 nights)

It is an interesting off-beaten trip covering some diverse tourist destinations of northern India including the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. This sojourn starts with a visit to the World Heritage Sites in capital city of Delhi moving to the impressive Golden Temple located in a shimmering man-made lake in the town of Amritsar. Afterwards in Itmenaan, you will get to explore the native culture and experience stay in farms. We will then visit the picturesque and scenic town of Dharamsala on the way to McLeod Ganj, a quaint town and the residence of his holiness, the Dalai Lama. Many people visit McLeod Ganj to learn Tibetan Buddhism .The town is also famous for its handicrafts and carpets.

Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi where our representative will meet you and transferred to your hotel. Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Delhi - 2 night

In Delhi

Morning proceed for fuIl day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Start with a heritage walk to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) visiting Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat. In the 17th century, the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, made his capital in Shahjahanabad, the area that broadly covers present-day Old Delhi, also called the walled city. The Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century that took around 9 years to complete this magnificent structure and around 10 million rupees to build the fort. Jama Masjid is the largest and most well-known mosque in India. Following walk enjoy Rickshaw ride in the by lanes of Chandni Chowk. Later visit Raj Ghat, resting place of Mahatma Gandhi's. Following visit of Raj Ghat, proceed for Lutyen’s Delhi covering a photo stop at India Gate followed by orientation tour of Raj path, Parliament House and President House. Late afternoon visit to Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun’s the second Mughal Emperor of India died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. Later you will visit to Qutab Minar. Qutab Minar is amongst the tallest and the most famous monuments in the world. This beautiful minaret is 234 feet high and is regarded as the tallest individual tower in the world. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Delhi - 2 night

Delhi to Amritsar

Morning transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board train for Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar Railway Station, our representative will meet you and you will be transferred to hotel. Amritsar was founded in 1577 by their fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, and is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India's most serene and humbling sights. Alas, the same can’t be said for the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple – few places can compete with Amritsar when it comes to congestion, air-pollution and traffic noise. Evening visit to the Golden Temple. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Amritsar -2 night

In Amritsar

Morning procced for half day sightseeing of Amritsar visiting to the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Golden Temple is the holiest abode of Sikhs all over the world. The Golden temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Jallianwalla Bagh is situated in the close proximity of the Golden Temple. It is a site where thousands of innocent Indians were brutally shot dead by British Troops on 13 April, 1919 – the day of Baisakhi Festival. Today, the site houses a memorial of national importance in the memory of those killed during the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Late afternoon visit Wagah Border for Change of Guard Ceremony. Wagah Border is the international border between India and Pakistan. Every day at sunset, thousands of Indians, Pakistanis and foreigners gather to watch the unique tradition of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, flag down ceremony and the synchronized marching of the guards on both sides of the border. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Amritsar - 2 night

Amritsar to Pragpur (210 Kms

Morning by surface travel to Pragpur. Pragpur is nestling at an elevation of 2000 feet above sea level in the panoramic Kangra valley, the pastoral beauty of heritage village is framed to perfection by the stunning backdrop of the tall peaks of the Dhauladhar Mountains - the white ranges. Kangra was supposed to be the most important kingdom in the Western Himalayas after Kashmir and is said to have existed since the ancient Vedic times. Evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at the Judge’s Court. Read more

Pragpur - 2 night

In Pragpur

Day to experience the heritage village of Pragpur. You can experience village walk, bullock cart ride, bird watching etc. Stay overnight at the Judge’s Court.

Pragpur - 2 night

Pragpur to Dharamshala

Morning by surface travel to Dharamshala. Dharamshala, the home of His Highness Dalai Lama is the principal township of the Kangra Valley region is magnificently set to the background of the Dhauldhar Mountains. Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’ Dharamshala is a beautiful place with a gift of nature where the dense pine and deodar forest, cool healthy air, various streams, attractive surroundings and the snowline makes an ideal holiday destination. It was established by the British between 1815 and 1857. The place is full of life yet peaceful and is ideal for meditation. Upon arrival in Dharamshala, transfer to hotel. Evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Dharamshala - 2 night

In Dharamshala

Morning proceed for full day sightseeing of Dharamshala visiting the Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsunath Temple, Norbulingka Institute, Tibetian Museum, Tibetian Library, Kangra State Museum and Mcleodganj Market. Thousands of pilgrims come to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Temple to seek his blessings. Namgyal Monastery is a sacred building enclosing the residence of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Government in exile. The complex is constructed in a location near Mcleodganj and is overlooked by the mountain ranges of Dhauladhar. Bhagsunath Temple is said to be 5100 years old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with a 30 feet waterfall revered by devotees who throng the temple and admire the idol adorning the temple having great healing powers. Walking is a good experience to enjoy the serene surroundings. Norbulingka Institute was founded by the Buddhist Saint and the revered Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to preserve and develop Tibetan arts and culture. Tibetian Museum is a blend of Tibetan architectural style and modern style of constructions. Tibetian Library is located at Gangchen Kyishong Complex serving as an excellent depository of rich heritage of Tibetan literature and enclosing original Tibetian Manuscripts. The library is a valuable treasure of Tibetan works, cultures and arts and also has an excellent collection of rare photographs and books on the Himalayan region. Kangra State Museum showcases the artifacts of Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. The gallery consists of miniature paintings of Kangra’s rich past, pottery, rare coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Dharamshala - 2 night

Dharamshala to Shimla

Morning by surface travel to Shimla. Shimla is called “Queen of Hill Stations” as it is situated at an altitude of approx. 6500 ft above sea level, and is the capital of the North Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was the former official summer capital of the Government of India right up until 1947, when India gained Independence. Shimla was originally a small hill village named after the goddess Shamla Devi, a manifestation of Kali. Rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Shimla - 3 night

In Shimla

Morning proceed for fuIl day sightseeing tour of Shimla visiting The Shimla State Museum and Library, Vice Regal Lodge, Jakhu Temple, St. Michael's Cathedral and Mall Road. Vice Regal Lodge is located at the top of Observatory Hills and was constructed by the British. This brilliant building served as the residence of the Viceroy, Lord Dufferin. The Shimla State Museum and Library is a famous tourist attraction that is located at a distance of around 2.5 kilometers from the center of Shimla. Jakhu Temple - At the top of the famous Jakhu hill is located the famous Jakhu Temple of Shimla St. Michael's Cathedral of Shimla is a beautiful architectural masterpiece. Mall Road Shimla is one place that you cannot ignore. Located at the heart of the town, the Mall Road in Simla is one of the busiest commercial areas of this place. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Shimla - 3 night

In Shimla

Today you are free to experience the hill town of Shimla at your own. Overnight stay at hotel.

Shimla - 3 night

Shimla To Delhi

Morning by surface travel to Chandigarh. Later transfer to Chandigarh Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Upon arrival in New Delhi Railway Station, our representative will meet you outside the train coach and later you would be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Delhi - 1 night

Depart Delhi

In time transfer to New Delhi airport to board flight for your onward destination.

Depart Delhi

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Delhi
Day 3
Location Amritsar
Day 5
Location Pragpur
Hotel Judges Court
Day 7
Location Dharamsala
Day 9
Location Shimla
Hotel Springfields
Day 12
Location Delhi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Train fare for Delhi to Amritsar and Chandigarh to Delhi
  • Information services

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Jill Jordan, United States

Dear Nilesh. I have just returned from the Colouricious Kashmir holiday. Could I thank you and your staff, not only for a wonderful holiday, but for all the rearrangements you made when we could not go to Srinagar. This must have involved a great deal of hard work and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated this. You were not obliged to do this and we were very grateful. ​ We had a wonderful time in Jaipur and, as always with your company, everything was so well organised. ​ ​ Could I also take this opportunity to thank Amrik. He was amazing. His skill, his patience and professionalism, his concern for all of us and his calm demeanour meant that we all had the utmost confidence in him. This made the holiday a great pleasure for all of us, despite the change of plans. He maintained his good humour at all times and provided a wealth of information whenever we needed it. Thank you again to you and to all your staff. Please give my best wishes to Isha and I hope she is well. Above all my thanks and best wishes to Amrik. Your sincerely ​ Jill Jordan (Margaret Jordan) Read more

Matthieu et Mouneen, France

M BEAU J'ai découvert Tanirikka par hasard sur le web. Bien m'en a pris. Organisation impeccable, excellent choix des hotels et du circuit. Notre formule: deux personnes, une voiture et un chauffeur. Hyper pratique pour sortir des sentiers battus.​ ​ Merci Tanirikka, Matthieu et Mouneen.

Patty Harrison, United Kingdom

Hello! ​ ​ After a few days of rest from the wonderful Gujarat trip Colouricious offered, I would like to take a moment of giving some feedback. ​ ​ Gautam was an excellent host/coordinator and expert on our trip. He has a unique ability to communicate with anybody, the Rabari nomads on the road, the British ladies, a small country Muslim community and more. He has built up many excellent relationships with so many people and it makes the trip more interesting. His pace of instruction and points of interest were spot on. ​ ​ There are so many memories, thankfully caught by camera to remind me of this trip. ​ ​ Here are but a few:​ ​ . seeing the nomads on the road, with their children and tables on their camels . going to a small encampment of travellers where children were making beaded bracelets (great skills actually) . Seeing a cotton factory and talking to the owner!​ ​ . Seeing a tribal dance at the Rann Riders and looking at the women's dress and jewellery . Seeing bells made and seeing a small community, I was particularly impressed with the community and how they interacted with a member of their community with autism.​ ​ . Seeing a variety of weaving, one that included knots in the weavings.​ ​ . Going to a embroiderers small house, where her daughter brought a jug of water on her head to the house. This woman was a character and her house was a warm inviting setting. ​ ​ These are but a few of my memories but just want to say you have a good leader in Gautam and he is an asset to your organisation.​ ​ I'm looking forward to the February trip and want to thank all of you for all your hard work in organising memorable trips! ​ Read more

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