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NORTH INDIA HERITAGE & CULTURAL TOUR PACKAGE

NORTH INDIA HERITAGE Do you now want to experience the awesome high Himalayan mountains, the most sacred shrines of India, and the holy men and women who live in Himalayan caves? Because on our amazing Himalayan Pilgrimage, we will have that rare opportunity in an awesome once-in-a-lifetime experience. The four most revered Hindu temples are in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas.

Destinations: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Shimla - Palampur/Kangra - Dharamshala - Amritsar - Delhi
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative at the airport arrival lounge with a NOBLE HOUSE TOURS signboard. Then you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Day 2: Delhi
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After breakfast at Hotel, experience one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi has its own history of 5,000 years and the monuments are tablets on which that history is written. Full day sightseeing visiting Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar = The Victory Tower, Birla Temple which is also known as Laxmi Narain Temple and then travel through India Gate, Red Fort, the Parliament House and Presidents House. Not to miss the Old Delhi which is known as "Shahjahanbad"..Visit imposing Red Fort, The Friday Mosque and Chandni Chowck (The Moonlight Square).

Day 3: Delhi – Haridwar (Distance – 205 KMS, Driving time – Approx 06 Hours)

After breakfast drive to Haridwar and Check in in the Hotel. Haridwar lies at the footsteps of Lord Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh. Here Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance to salvage his ancestors" souls who perished due to sage Kapila's curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva"s locks and its bountiful water revived sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. Continuing with the tradition, devout Hindus stand in Bhagirathi's or Ganga's sacred waters, praying for their departed elders salvation. The "Aarti" or the worship of the Ganga after sunset and floating "Dia" (lamps) is a moving ritual. In the evening. Enyoy Aarti ceremony (rituals and prayers) along the ghats of River Ganges.(HarkiPauri)

Day 4: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Haridwar

After breakfastVisit Mansa Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple .Later on Proceed for Excursion tour of Rishikesh Visit Ram Jhoola, LakshmanJhoola, Geeta Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Shivanand Ashram, GeetaBhawan and Paramarth Ashram. Return to Haridwar

Day 5: Haridwar-Shimla (Distance – 280KMS, Driving time – Approx 06.30 Hours)

After breakfast ,drive to Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped mountains, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas.Upon arrival in Shimla, check inn the Hotel.

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Day 6: Shimla

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Shimla, visiting the famous Christ Church, the second oldest church in Northern India. Later visit the Shimla State Museum, which houses a collection of miniature 'Pahari' paintings, sculptures, coins, woodcarvings and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region. A leisurely stroll along the Mall road provides you with a feel for the lifestyle of locals in Shimla.

Day 7: Shimla

After breakfast full day excursion visiting Chail, Kufri and Naldehra..

Day 8: Shimla-Palampur (Distance – 244 KMS, Driving time – Approx 06 Hours)
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After breakfast, drive to Palampur, a small hill town in the Himalayas. En-route make brief stop overs at local villages or other places of interest. Upon arrival in Palampur, check inn hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure with two nights stay in Palampur.

Day 9: Palampur/Kangra

After breakfast, visit the local sights including the Neughal Khad, a 300 metres chasm in the Bundla River. Also, visit local tea garden and factory and learn the secrets to a perfect brew!

Day 10: Palampur- Dharamshala (Distance – 50 KMS, Driving time – Approx 01.30 Hours)

After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala situated on a spur of the Dhauladhar Range. This hill station is closest to the Perennial snowline and now the seat of Dalai Lama.

Day 11: Dharamshala
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After breakfast, visit Mcleodganj, famous little town of Dharamshala also known as "Little Tibet", and home to the current Dalai Lama. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts; towards the end of town, lies the Namgyal Monastery. The external wall of the monastery is surrounded by rows of prayer wheels. Within the monastery are large idols of Lord Buddha, Avalokteshwara and Padmasambhava and walls lined with Thangkas. The charming church of St. John in the wilderness is situated here and this is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Numerous ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda lie on the plains below Dharamshala

Day 12: Dharamshala-Amritsar-Golden Temple
(Distance – 200 KMS, Driving time – Approx 05 Hours)

After breakfast, drive to Amritsar. Check inn the Hotel.In the evening, visit the Golden Temple (also called Harmandar Sahib or SwarnaMandir), which is one of the holiest and most popular Sikh Gurudwara in India.

Day 13: Amritsar-Golden Temple
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After breakfast again 2nd visit Golden Temple which is known This afternoon visit the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan, where you can view the guard changing retreat ceremony with lowering of the flags. Rest of the day is at leisure

Day 14: Amritsar-Delhi Flight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Amritsar airport to catch your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, use transit in Delhi to board your onward flight. In Delhi you are in transit at Delhi airport to connect your onward flight. In case your onward flight departs from Delhi late, you can ask us to book a hotel near airport or just a car with driver for few hours to spend this time in the city and by the late evening proceed to the airport