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Shimla Pragpur Tour
Today morning transfer to the railway station to board train for Kalka 2011 (Shatabdi Express) Delhi / Kalka 0740/1145 hrs Arrive Kalka and board Himalayan Toy train which will take you through the Shivalik ranges to Shimla. 255 (Himalayan Queen) Kalka/Shimla 1210/1720 hrs Your car will simultaneously drive with you can do part of the journey by train & part by Car. Arrive Shimla and transfer to hotel Shimla – Queen of Hills – used to be summer capital during British rule in India. It is at a height of 2200 meter above sea level. As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country’s focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. activities.
Today, it has a well-developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India ‘s most popular hill resorts. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lies the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : SHIMLA
After breakfast Visit the Mall, Shimla’s principal promenade which runs along a ridge. Much that is reminiscent of the Raj is found here – stately mansions, and curiosity shops, Observatory Hill, Kennedy House, built in 1822 by Major Kennedy of the British Army,Scandal Point, scene of a legendary elopement, Christ Church, Jakku Hill with a fine view of Shimla. Visit Kufri, a picnic spot that offers excellent skiing on its mountain slopes in winter. Afternoon is at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel
Day 3 : SHIMLA
Day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 : SHIMLA – PRAGPUR
Today morning drive to Pragpur (6 – 7 hours’ drive) On arrival check in at hotel Judge’s Court, a splendid country manor built in 1918 in the Indo-European tradition and surrounded by orchards. This afternoon, take a walking tour of the heritage village, its cobbled streets and mud-plastered, slate-roofed houses a reminder of days gone by. Day at leisure. (No transport services).Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : PRAGPUR – DHARAMSHALA
Today morning drive to Dharmshala 120 kms & 3 – 4 hrs drive Dharamshala is a small hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 1 8 kms north east of Kangra town. Hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to trek to snow point after an early morning & ;s start. The town of Dharamshala is divided into two distinct parts. Lower Dharamshala has civil offices and business establishments with courts, Kotwali Bazar and Upper Dharamshala composed of places with names which bear witness to its History like McLeodGanj and Forsyth Ganj Since 1960, when it became a temporary headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international fame as & The Little Lhasa in India.Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : DHARAMSHALA
Today morning sightseeing of Dharamshala. Visit Mcleod Ganj named after Sir Alan Mcleod, Governor of Punjab. Dharamshala came into existence in 1860 after it was selected as a site to accommodate the 1st Gorkha Rifles, of ‘the bravest of the brave’ legend. Also visit the Dalai Lama & residence and if lucky, an opportunity of an audience with him at Mcleod Ganj where a large Tibetan population now lives. The waterfall of Bhagsunath is also within walking distance Spend some time in the Tibetan colony and visit their local market & temples.Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : DHARAMSHALA – AMRITSAR
Description: Today morning drive to Amritsar. 21 0 kms (130 miles) & 5 hours drive. Upon arrival, check in at a hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : AMRITSAR
Morning after breakfast start with sightseeing of Amritsar which takes you to the Golden Temple – the sacred Sikh sanctuary spread out in a vast complex around a huge water tank in the midst of which stands a marble sanctum where the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth is reverently placed. The roof of the sanctum is gold-leafed. The community kitchen provides free meals to up to 1 0,000 pilgrims or visitors in a day. And walk by the busy bazaars of the city; visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh where General Dyer’s bullets killed hundreds of innocent Indians. Later visit the Durgiana Hindu temple which looks like a replica of the golden temple. Late afternoon visit the border town of Wagah to see the change of guard ceremony. It is a spectacle comparable to & Change of Guards & in London. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle.Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : AMRITSAR – DELHI
Today morning transfer to Amritsar railway station to board train for Delhi. 12030 / Swarna Shatabdi Amritsar / Delhi 1650 / 2305 hrs. Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 1 0 : Delhi – Back Home
Today morning after breakfast driver to delhi airport to board your flight back home with sweet memories of the Tour.