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Transfer to the Oberoi Maidens for 2 nights. The Maidens has retained its old world charm and is surrounded by emerald green lawns. (N)
Morning tour of Old Delhi, including a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to the Jama Masjid, and a walking tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon tour of New Delhi including a drive past India Gate and the viceregal residence before visiting Qutb Minar and the tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun. (B)
Take the train to Amritsar for 2 nights at RanjitVilas. Visit the spectacular Golden Temple for the evening Palki Sahib ceremony. The ceremony involves a procession of the Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Book) from the main shrine to the inner sanctum, against the backdrop of the beautiful lit temple and to the accompaniment of drums and hymns. (B, D)
Explore local markets and temples on a heritage walk visiting the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. In the early evening, head to the Indo-Pakistan border for the pomp of the Wagah border-closing ceremony. The quirky experience is a carefully choreographed and immaculately turned out display of synchronised marching and bellowed military commands. (B, D)
Travel to the wonderfully quaint village of Pragpur defined by its cobbled streets and slate-roofed houses. Spend 2 nights at the delightful Judges Court, a colonial-style country manor that was built at the turn of the 20th century (B, D)
At leisure. Alternatively visit Kangra fort or hop on the scenic Kangra Valley Railway. The Kangra Mountain Railway, also known as the Kangra Toy Train, travels across beautiful sub-Himalayan terrain, known for its natural beauty and ancient Hindu shrines. (B, D)
Head to the home of the Tibetan Government
in exile for 2 nights at the quirky Chonor
House. Learn how to cook the local speciality,
stuffed momos (dumplings). (B, D)
Take a gentle hike through traditional Gaddi villages to Naddi which offers spectacular views of the Dhauladhar mountain range. You are likely to pass many rhododendron and pine forests and see people going about their daily routines. Later, visit McLeod Ganj with its Buddhist temples and markets. (B, D)
Morning tour of the Norbulingka Institute
before driving to Manali with views of Kullu
valley en route. Stay 3 nights at ShivAdya
Resort & Spa. (B, D)
Discover the beauty of the area visiting Naggar, which was once the capital of the Kullu kingdom and is considered to be the most charming village in the valley. You will also visit the 450 year old temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, which has some excellent woodcarvings, before having the opportunity to bathe at the Vashisht hot springs. (B)
Depart for the former summer capital of the British Raj, which was selected by the British as a retreat from the blistering heat of the plains. Spend 2 nights at the Oberoi Cecil, which offers beautiful vistas of the snow-capped Himalaya and the evergreen valleys. (B)
Morning tour of Shimla, including the Viceregal Lodge and a stroll along the Mall and the Ridge. (B)
Toy train to Solan before driving to Haridwar for an overnight stay at Haveli Hari Ganga. Witness the evening aarti ceremony, where prayers are led by priests while musicians play and flaming torches light up the sky. (B)
See the ashrams of Rishikesh before taking
the evening train to Delhi. Overnight at the
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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