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Golden Temple, Himachal and Nepal

Tour Plan
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Tour Plan

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Arrive at IGI airport . You will be met on arrival holding paging board of your name and escorted to the
Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, is a inhabitant of 15 million people
and nowhere in the Country is so contrast between old and new cities. Delhi is in two parts : First , The
Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jahan after moving his Capital from Agra in 1638 AD is still a
medieval district of narrow lanes, forts, mosques and bazaars. The second, New Delhi, built by the
British between 1911-1931 and characterized by Sir Edwin Lutyens’ architecture, is a spacious and well-
designed metropolis of broad avenues, grand imperial buildings and landscaped gardens.

Day 02 Delhi

This morning start the city tour of Delhi by driving along Rajpath, a two mile long avenue
originally the focal point of British India and now used for parades; lined with rulers is a
ornamental canals the views in both directions are imposing. Drive past India Gate, built to
commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War 1, Parliament House and
Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later in Old Delhi previously known as Shahjahanabad, take a cycle
rickshaw through the chaotic, noisy and bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, where trading
continues in the maze of shops as it has done over the Centuries. Stop at the magnificent Jama
Masjid, the largest mosque in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jehan.
Afterwards visit one of the most inspirational monuments of Delhi’s past, Humayun’s Tomb. The
earliest great example of a Mughal garden tomb and the forerunner to the ornate Mughal style of
architecture later perfected in the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb was built in 1565 by a Persian
architect. Surrounded by well maintained gardens it is a wonderful place to visit. Conclude your
day with visit to Qutub Minar, a World Heritage monument and one of the most instantly
recognisable and historically important monuments in Delhi.

Day 03 Delhi – Amritsar ( By Train )

Morning 06-15 AM meet at Hotel and transfer to New Delhi Station : Train departs : 07-10 AM.
Afternoon 01-00 PM arrival at Amritsar Jn. , meat and transfer to hotel.
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. The city, founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth
Sikh Guru, is mostly inhabited by the Sikhs. Amritsar has grown from a sacred village pool into a
spiritual centre of Sikh culture. The original pool site by which the Golden Temple is built was
granted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. In 1761 Ahmad Shah Durrani sacked the town and
destroyed the temple, which was rebuilt in 1764. One of the ancient and charming cities of
India, Amritsar is an important distribution centre of dry-fruits in the country.

Overnight stay at Amritsar.

Day 04 Amritsar

After breakfast, Guided sightseeing tour of Amritsar. Visit the famous Golden Temple located in
the heart of the city, Jalianwallah Bagh, a memorial built to commemorate the martyrs of the
1919 massacre; the Durgiana Mandir, temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga.
Later proceed to the Wagah Border (less than 30 kilometers from the city) between India and
Pakistan, At Wagah Border, witness the ceremonial changing of guard, the march-past followed
by the singing of national anthem and other patriotic songs. Solders parading in full swing and
the sight of India-Pakistan border from such close quarters will evoke a sense of nostalgia.
After visit, return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05 Amritsar – Dharamshala ( By Car, approx. 05 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Dharmshala. Check –in hotel. Visit various Monestries in Mc Leaod
Ganj. Overnight stay at Mcleodganj.

Day 06 Dharamshala

After breakfast, Guided city tour of Dharamshala visiting Tsulagkhang Complex, Namgyal
Monestery , Gyuto Monestery , Kangara Museum, Norbulingka, Tibbetian Centre etc. Overnight
stay at McLeod Ganj.

Day 07 Dharamshala- Shimla (By Car, approx. 07 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Shimla. On arrival check –in hotel and relax. Evening walk on the
Mal Road & vicinity. Overnight stay at Shimla.

Day 08 Shimla

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter full day city tour of Shimla. Overnight stay at Shimla.

Day 09 Shimla –Kalka- Chandigarh

After breakfast, we will drop you Shimla station for Toy Train:
Departs : 10-40 AM , arrive Kalka @16-10,
Meet at Kalka Jn and proceed to the Chandigarh for an overnight stay.

Day 10 Chandigarh – Rishikesh (By Car, approx. 05 to 06 hours drive)

After breakfast, visit the best planned city of India – Pinjore Garden, Rock Garden, Shukhna
lake etc. Later proceed to Rishikesh the Yoga Capital of India. Rishikesh is located in the foothills
of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is gateway to the Himalayas. The spectacular River Ganga is like
pert of the city. Rishikesh is a place visited by several yogis and sages. They lived and practiced
hard penance here. Rishikesh is world famous as Yoga capital of the world. Overnight stay at
the hotel Devine Resorts.

Day 11 Rishikesh

Early morning again starts your day with yoga and meditation class. Later proceed to Shivpuri
town (26 kms far) for Rafting in River Ganga. Visit Vashistha cave for meditation. Vashistha was
Guru of Lord Ram who meditated here. Afternoon visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg
Ashram, Bharat Mandir. Evening enjoy Ganga ceremony at Parmarth Niketan.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 Rishikesh – Haridwar- Rishikesh

After breakfast, drive to Haridwar for full day excursion. Visit Shantikunj Ashram, Pawan
Dham, Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi Temple and Daksh Temple. Evening Aarti at Har ki Pauri, Later
return to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 Rishikesh to Delhi ( Approx 05 hrs journey)

After leisurely breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Delhi. Overnight stay at the

Day 14 Delhi - Lucknow ( Approx 07 hours drive )

After an early breakfast, drive to Lucknow. On arrival check –in hotel. Evening walk at Hazrat
ganj a famous Lucknow Markets. Overnight stay at Lucknow.

Day 15 Lucknow

After breakfast, guided city tour of Lucknow visiting Bara & Chhota Imambara, Old Town ,
Residency etc. Evening enjoy famous Awadhi Mughal cousin, overnight stay at Lucknow.

Day 16 Lucknow – Ayodhya ( Approx 04 hours drive)

After leisurely breakfast, leave for Ayodhya a spiritual place where Lord Rama was born. On
arrival check –in hotel. Evening visit various Temples & Saryu Aarti at ghat. Overnight stay at

Day 17 Ayodhya - Lumbini ( Approx 06 Hours drive )

After breakfast drive to Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha. On arrival check –in hotel.
Relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lumbini.

Day 18 Lumbini –Chitwan National Park ( Approx drive 04- 05 Hours )

After Breakfast -You will visit Japanese Stupa, Chinese Stupa, Ashoka Pillars, Vietnam Stupa,
Buddha’s birthplace, Mayadevi Temple and many other Buddhist Stupas. You will hire Rickshaw
on your own for sightseeing.
Afternoon Drive to Chitwan (5 hrs). During lunch there will be briefing about Chitwan National
Park and Resort & its facilities. Overnight will be in Chitwan.

Day 19 Chitwan

After Breakfast – You will go for Jeep or Elephant back safari to travel throughout the jungle of
Chitwan National Park. You will view the birds & wildlife in its natural habitat – see wildlife such
as one horned rhino, bengal tiger, deer, Leopards,etc (depends upon season and luck)
After Lunch – Canoe ride in Rapti River – more thrilling activities to explore Chitwan National
Park and to view different aquatic animals and wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Visitors can
enjoy sights of Marsh Mugger & Gharial crocodiles basking on the banks of the Rapti river
Afternoon – Nature walk (Jungle walk), Bird watching, Visit Elephant Breeding Center
After Tea Coffee – Tharu Cultural Dance
After Dinner – Relax at resort

Day 20 Chitwan - Pokhara ( Approx 05 Hours drive)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Pokhara.
Pokhara – The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to
make the valley of Pokhara one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is
located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between
Kathmandu and Bhairawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great
Himalayas peaks can beadmired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its
well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, skirted by a large
numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurants, is the most congenial spot for visitors.
On arrival in Pokhara check in at the hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 21 Pokhara

Half day sightseeing tour of Pohkara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley which is situated at a height
of 2950 ft. with its rare combination of snow-clad peaks among the highest in the world,
crystal-clear lakes, stream and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling
Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. Sightseeing includes visits to nearby Tibetan villages,
Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, the famous Seti George and some beautiful temples like
Bindhabasini Temple and Pokhara Museum.
Later one hour boat ride on lake Phewa — Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction in Pokhara.
It is the largest and most enchanting of three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara.
The boat ride gives you the opportunity to marvel at the picturesque mountain peaks
surrounding Pokhara and also gives you the opportunity to visit the Barahi Temple,the most
important monument of Pokhra, that is situated in the middle of the lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 22 Pokhara- Nagarkot ( Approx 04 Hours )

Drive to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot – One of the best facilitated hill top resort towns to view the majesty of the Himalaya
from, Nagarkot is situated at a height of 2195 meters and is only 32 km east of Kathmandu. The
resort town is famous for its sunrise and sunset views and even offers glimpses of Mt. Everest
in the east on a clear morning while the entire Langtang range looms right in front.
On arrival in Nagarkot check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Nagarkot.

Day 23 Nagarkot – Kathmandu ( Approx 02 hours )

Very early morning visit the Sunrise view of Mt. Everest, later have breakfast. After breakfast
drive to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu – Locked between India and Tibet the tiny kingdom of Nepal is a country full of
diversity and fascination. It is a hidden Kingdom of great beauty embracing eight of the world’s
ten highest mountains including Everest, Annapurna and Kangchenjunga. The scenery is
stupendous, from the highest point on earth (Mount Everest) to the fertile jungle lowland.
Although its people are predominantly Hindu, there is a considerable overlap with Buddhism,
and it is this vibrant mix of religion and culture which characterises the allure of Nepal and, in
particular, its capital Kathmandu. It has an artistic and architectural tradition that rivals
anything you will find in the great cities of Europe. Beyond the temples and bustle of the towns
of the Kathmandu Valley rise the mountains of the Nepal Himalaya – the ‘Abode of Snows’.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 24 Kathmandu

Morning half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath —
Kathmandu Durbar Square – a number of interesting pagodas and Indian style temples
(Sikhara), the House of Kumari (the living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (or wooden house
which is the origin of the word Kathmandu) and many more things to see.
Sawayambhunath – The monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its
whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhist and Hindu religions.
Hanuman Dhoka – a temple complex in the middle of the old city. Built during the Malla period,
the area consists of a number of different monuments & image of Lord Hanumana.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Boudhnath Stupa and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) —
Boudhnath – it is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of
Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is
located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers
here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them
decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the “Little Tibet” of
Nepal was born.
Bhaktapur – The most attractive tourist spot in this grotesque city is the Durbar Square. The
Golden Gate in the square, with its intricately carved deities and monsters, is one of the most
richly carved gates of its kind in the world. The gate leads to the Palace of 55 windows, which
has a balcony with 55 windows wand is a masterpiece of woodcarving. The stone temple of
Batsala Devi at the square is a beautiful example of the Shikharal style of architecture. The
temple also has a colossal bell on the terrace called the ‘Bell of the Barking Dogs’. A magnificent
statue of King Bhupantindra Malla praying has been placed in the column facing the palace.
Bhakatapur’s second main square is Taumadhi Tole, which is home to Nyatapola, the highest
temple in the valley and Til Mahadev Narayan, an important place of pilgrimage. At Taumadhi
Tole, you can also find Potters’ Square, where thousands of clay pots are made and sold. East of
Taumadihi Tole, through narrow snaking streets of the old city centre, lies Tachupal Tole,
another square containing temples and monasteries and a number of craft museums.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 25 Kathmandu – Delhi (By Flight)

In –time departure transfer to Kathmandu airport.
On arrival in Delhi, meet and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi.

Day 26 Delhi – Home

In time meet at hotel and transfer to IGI airport Delhi.
The end of the trip but sweet memories remain.

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