Summary of

Best of Himachal Tour Package

Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Major Attractions: Toy train tide, Indian Institute of Advanced studies, Tea estates, Pragpur – the Heritage village, Buddhist monasteries, Khajjiar

Destination Covered: Delhi ,Shimla, Pragpur, Mc Leodganj, Dalhousie, Delhi

Tour Summary

Himachal tour packages allow visitors to enjoy the best of adventure, honeymoon, vacationing, and more in one of India's most popular tourist destinations, Himachal Pradesh. Its beautiful countryside, lush green meadows, rich flora and fauna, unexplored areas, unique cultural heritage, chaotic bazaars, and a plethora of adventure activities have made it a renowned tourist destination. The Kangra Valley is dotted with enchanting shrines and temples, while Shimla and Dalhousie's landscapes are adorned with colonial architecture. Pragpur, a charming little village, attracted attention when the state government designated it as a Heritage Village in 1997, making it the first of its kind in India.

In Dharamshala, you can feel a strong sense of spirituality. Himachal is surrounded by Himalayan ranges such as the Shivalik, Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, Great Himalayas, and Zanskar. The altitudes of these mountains range from 460 to 6000 meters. The vast state's topography ranges from cold, snowy alpine mountains to lush green sub-tropical valleys.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi: Welcome to Incredible India!

On arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and transferred straightway to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 2

Shimla - Scenic journey uphill through Toy train

Check out early in the morning to board Shatabdi train departing for Kalka from New Delhi railway station at 0740 hrs. It's is a modern train equipped with state of the art facilities for a very comfortable journey. Morning tea and breakfast will be served on board. On reaching Kalka by 1200 hrs you will take a toy train to chug uphill to Shimla through a very picturesque route. This toy train is about a century old and it passes through a good 103 tunnels and over numerous old bridges on its way to Shimla. On reaching Shimla, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 3

Shimla

The day is for the local sightseeing of the city where the signs of British rule over India are still well preserved. Visit the Christ Church, Jakhu temple, Indian Institute of Advanced studies (former Viceregal Lodge) and other places of interest. Evening free to stroll on the famous mall road.

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DAY 4

Shimla – Pragpur (Heritage village)

Morning proceed to reach Pragpur - the first classified heritage village of India that had been established about 3 centuries ago. On arrival, check in at your heritage resort i.e. Judge’s Court and stay overnight.

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DAY 5

Pragpur

The whole day is for you to take a feel of the Indian heritage and culture that is so well preserved in this quaint town. Walk through the orchards and gardens, taste the authentic Himachali cuisine, ramble through the cobble stoned lanes and by lanes observing the ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses.

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DAY 6

Pragpur – Mc Leodganj (upper Dharamshala)

Morning drive to reach Mc Leodganj, a town checkered with a number of Tibetan rehabilitations and educational centers. En-route you will see the Jwalaji temple, one of the 51 shaktipeeths (seat of power) in India. The nine eternal flames in the temple are worshipped as manifestation of Goddess Shakti. Mc Leodganj is also the official residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - spiritual leader of Tibetans. With monks all around this place seems to be a little Lhasa.

 

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DAY 7

Mc Leodganj (Residence of the Dalai Lama)

The sightseeing list for the day includes a visit to St John Church, Bhagsunag temple, Namgyal monastery, Norbulinka institute - an endeavour to keep the Tibetan arts alive and Masrur, the proud owner of the only rock cut temples in North India. The evening is free to ramble around in the town to absorb the most of its culture.

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DAY 8

Mc Leodganj – Dalhousie

Drive towards Dalhousie, yet another hill station established by the British rule in India. You will see here the colonial churches, Bakrota hills, Kalatope viewpoint and other places of interest. Evening is free for leisure activities.

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DAY 9

Excursion to Khajjiar/Chamba - Departure

This last day of the tour is kept for an excursion to Khajjiar and Chamba. The major attractions here are the ancient temples including the Laxmi Narayan temple and the un-spoilt beauty of the place. 
In the evening you will be transferred to Pathankot railway station to board a train to Delhi. Tour ends.

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