Explore Himalayas, Golden Temple, and Shimla’s Toy Train by rail.
Explore the British Raj era, which offers an equally enticing history lesson from Delhi’s museums and tombs for a genuine look at the area. It combines classic settings with out-of-the-way locations to help you accept the area’s enormity without the throngs of tourists.
You will be welcomed to embark on an amazing train journey from Delhi’s markets through the foothills of the Himalaya, where serene plateaus and snow-capped peaks offer a breathtaking, constantly-evolving scenery to complement your tour to Shimla, the former summer capital of the British Empire.
Country Region:- Northern India
Departure/Return LocationNew Delhi
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
10 Days Tour Plans
Day 1 - Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at any time and welcome to India's bustling capital - Delhi!
Tonight, wander through the electric Karol Bagh market as your hotel is located in this vicinity or if you want to have rest then full day is for leisure and rest. Night stay is in Delhi.
Day 2 In Delhi
Day 3 Delhi - Amritsar
Day 4 In Amritsar ( Excursion to Wagah Border - India Pakistan Flag ceremony)
Today we shall pay a visit to the Jalianwala Bagh, site of the tarnished slaughter under General
Dyer in 1919, which headed to 379 Sikhs being shot from point blank range by British troops. This
entirely motiveless attack on a peaceful demonstration led to Gandhi's programme of civil rebellion
and helped to spur India's burgeoning independence movement. Also, visit the Golden Temple,
where we make sure to remove our shoes, cover heads and wash-down our feet before entering
Golden Temple. The temple itself is a unpredictably small building encircled almost wholly by tanks
of holy water in which the Sikh pilgrims bathe (the name of the town itself comes from the Amrit
Sarovar - the Pool of Nectar).
The ambiance is one of incredible calm, with disciples taking their turn to pass through the main
shrine, where there is a continuous and melodic recital (known as the Akhand Path) from the Guru
Granth Sahib. This afternoon there will be an excursion to Wagah Border to see the Flag Down
ceremony. Night stay is in Amritsar.
Day 5 Amritsar - Dharamshala
Amritsar – Dharamshala (6 – 7 Hours Drive)
Morning check out and drive to Dharamshala. On arrival check in at your hotel.
Opt for an orientation walk around McLeod Ganj, the famed seat of the Tibetan government in
exile and present home of Dalai Lama. Choose a tour of the Norbulingka Institute, located among
beautiful gardens, devoted to preserving Tibetan culture.
Night stay is in Dharamshala.
Day 6 In Dharamshala
In DharamshalaEnjoy free time to explore Dharamsala on your own.
There are lots of ways to spend free time in this charming place. Visit the Kangra Art Museum in
the Kotwali bazaar, or take in a performance of the Tibetan folk opera 'Lhamo' at the Tibetan
Institute of Performing Arts. Night stay is in Dharamshala
Day 7 Dharamshala – Shimla (6 Hours Drive)
Enjoy a long drive to the amiable town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas. Evening is for leisure and rest. Night stay is in summer capitals of British Raj era.
Day 8 In Shimla
Experience an orientation walk on The Ridge and The Mall (local retreats) and discover this summer
capital of British India. Choose to visit the Viceregal Lodge or admire the neo-Gothic or
Tudorbethan design of the heritage buildings. Night stay is in Shimla.
Day 9 Shimla - Delhi
Opt for the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Over the passage of 3 hours, the
train gusts within tunnels as you head out of the mountains of Shimla. On arrival at Kalka Shift to
the Shatabdi Express for the rest of the journey back to Delhi, with dinner included on board.
On arrival at Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 New Delhi Depart
Day is at leisure. In time you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board your flight for onwards
journey. Tour Ends