Early morning departure by air-conditioned train to Amritsar. Transfer to your hotel. Evening visit to the Golden Temple to witness holy worship.
Morning city tour of Amritsar. Afternoon drive to the Indo-Pakistan border at Wagah (35km) to see the changing of the guard (subject to change). B
Drive to McLeod Ganj (5 hrs), headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile and seat of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. On day 4 enjoy sightseeing in McLeod Ganj, including the Institute of Tibetan Arts and Namgyal Monastery. BL/B
Morning drive to the hill station of Manali (7 hrs). Afternoon at leisure. On Day 6 tour the 16th century Hadimba Temple and the village of Vashisht, renowned for its hot springs and temples. BL/B
Drive to Shimla (8 hrs), situated at an altitude of 2,213 metres. This former summer capital of the British is also known as the “Queen of Hills” in India. On Day 8 enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including the Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Hill and Himachal State Museum. Afternoon at leisure. BL/B
Tour ends Delhi
Transfer to railway station to board the Toy Train “Himalayan Queen” for Kalka, change trains and board the “Shatabdi Express” bound for Delhi. Transfer to airport or hotel. Tour ends. B