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Traverse the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Destinations en route are not only full of diverse culture but also boast spectacular views and abundant nature.
Marvel at the impressive Taj Mahal
Admire Amritsar’s Golden Temple
Learn to cook like a local in Dharamsala
Soak up the mountain views
Explore colonial Shimla
See the Ganges at Rishikesh
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi
Fly to Delhi for an overnight stay. Your National Escort or Local Guide from Wendy Wu Tours will meet you at the Delhi International Airport in the Arrivals Hall tonight.
Day 3: Taj Mahal
This morning transfer to Hazarat Nizamuddin railway station to travel 1 and a half hours by express train to Agra. After checking into your hotel, tour the city of Agra, visiting the Tomb of Itmad- Ud-Daulah and the impressive Agra Fort. Later, view the magnificent Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is setting.
Day 4: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
After breakfast, commence the 4 hour drive back to Delhi. In the afternoon, partake in some easy sightseeing in the city and visit Purana Qila and Gurdwara Bangla Sahiib.
Day 5: Train to Amritsar
Early this morning transfer to the railway station for your train to Amritsar. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for a two- night stay. Later in the afternoon, visit the splendid Golden Temple, one of the world’s holiest sites.
Day 6: Explore Amritsar
This morning, enjoy a 2 to 3 hour walking heritage tour of Amritsar, visiting sites such as Durgiana temple, a local market and Jallianwala Bagh. Late in the afternoon, drive 1 hour to the India-Pakistan border to witness the fascinating Flag Lowering Ceremony.
Day 7: Pragpur Heritage Walk
Today embark on your exploration of the Himalayan hill stations of India. After breakfast, drive approximately 3 to 4 hours to Pragpur, India’s first heritage village, stopping on the way to visit the temple Chintpurni.
Day 8: Drive to Dharamsala
After breakfast, depart Pragpur and drive to Dharamsala, stopping just outside of the city to visit Kangra Fort. In the afternoon visit the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and the Tibetan Medical Institute.
Day 9: Discover McLeod Ganj
Spend the day discovering the local area, this morning visit Bhagsunag Temple. Later today travel to McLeod Ganj, a Tibetan suburb of Dharamsala visiting the markets, the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibetan Museum.
Day 10: Explore Dharamsala
Early this morning, enjoy a yoga and meditation session, which will be led by a local yoga instructor. Continue exploring Dharamsala with visits to St Johns church in the wilderness and the Kangra State Museum. Later take part in a cooking class where you will learn a few local recipes.
Day 11: Kullu Valley
Say goodbye to Dharamsala today and travel approximately 7 to 8 hours to the scenic hillstation of Manali, stopping en route to visit the village of Kullu.
Day 12: Manali
This morning, discover the city of Manali. Begin with a visit to the Hadimba Temple, one of the most important temples in the area, before continuing to the Vashisht Hot Water Springs.
Day 13: Explore Manali
This morning, discover the beauty of Parvati Valley, including the villages of Kasol and Manikaran. Later, explore the village of Naggar and visit the Roerich Art Gallery.
Day 14: Shimla
Today is a long driving day as you depart Manali and begin the 8 to 9 hour drive to another famous hillstation, Shimla. On arrival head to your hotel and check-in for a two-night stay.
Day 15: Explore Shimla
Today you will explore Shimla, nicknamed the ‘Queen of the Hillstations’. Begin your day with a light trek to Jakhoo Temple.
Day 16: Rishikesh
This morning say goodbye to Shimla as you make the 8 hour journey to the spiritual city of Rishikesh. Continue to your hotel and check-in for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Explore Rishikesh
Today you will explore the city of Rishikesh visiting Omkaranand Ashram and Sivanand Ashram.
Day 18: Delhi City Tour
Today is a full day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi, involving approximately 4 hours on foot. Your exploration of Delhi begins with a drive past the Red Fort before enjoying a stroll through the fascinating Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid.
Day 19: Fly from Delhi to the UK
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of India on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escort or local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation has been selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town or a heritage-type hotel. In remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used during touring in Delhi and Agra.
Transport in the Himalayas – Smaller, non-air conditioned vehicles (which would hold either 4 to 8 passengers plus driver and or guide) will be used from Amritsar to Rishikesh, due to the narrow road conditions in the Himalayas.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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