On arrival at Amritsar Airport/Railway station drive to hotel, Witness the Retreat Ceremony at Waga Border and sightseeing of Golden temple. O/N Hotel.
Waga Border : The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan led to the marking of a long white line that defines the Wagah Border between the two neighbours, separated by two heavy gates about 2 meters apart on either side. Located at a distance of 28km from the city of Amritsar, the Wagah Border is the only open border crossing India and Pakistan and which is officially accessible by both the nations. The Wagah Border post remains open daily from 10:00 am till the flag down ceremony in the evening. For the Wagah Border ceremony, it is advisable to arrive well before sunset to grab a proper seat in the open air theatre. Depending upon the time of sunset, the flag down ceremony normally starts around 4:30 pm in winters and 5:30 pm in summers.
Golden Temple : Amritsar was built around the Golden Temple and the Amrit Sarovar lake, from which it derives its name. The temple complex is surrounded by a fortified wall with eighteen gates. The main north entrance is under a Victorian clock tower. Known as the Darshani Deori, the entrance is up a flight of steps and down again to the temple and holy tank.The Golden Temple sits on a rectangular platform in the centre of the Amrit Sarovar. It is surrounded by a white marble corridor, which is encircled by pilgrims visiting the shrine. A narrow causeway links the Harmandir, or Darbar Sahib as the temple is also called. The entrance to the temple is through an ornate archway with intricate inlay work. Verses from the Granth Sahib are inscribed on the doorway.
After breakfast check out from hotel & drive to Dalhosuie. O/N hotel.
Dalhouise : In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echos of the Raj era. It covers an area of 14 sq. km. and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town's average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town
After breakfast Excursion to Khajjiar and Local sightseeing in Dalhouise O/N Hotel.
Khajjiar : Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers Khajjiar is connected by road and is 23 km from Dalhousie and 26 km from Chamba. It is 520 km from Delhi. The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120 km. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 180 km.
Subhash Baoli : It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating.
Panjipula : This is a picturesque spot where a stream feed a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.
After breakfast check out from hotel & drive to Dharamshala. O/N hotel.
After breakfast visit Local Sightseeing of Dharmshala. O/N at Hotel.
Dal Lake: Surrounded by high and green Deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.
Mcleodgang: Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This mid 19th century place was developed as a British Garrison. The place was developed as an important administrative point for the whole Kangra valley. Today the place has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan Government. The impressive monastery has larger than life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.
The Shrine of Bhasunath :Just 11-km from the town center of Dharamsala is the ancient temple of Bhagsunath. There are many fresh water springs close to the temple, which are considered sacred by the Hindus.
St. Johan Church : One of the most poignant memories of the British Raj is the church of St. John, situated in the wilderness. This charmingly dressed stonechurch is located just 8-km from Dharamsala on the way to McLeod Ganj. Under the shade of Doedar branches, a memorial has been made over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.
War Memorial : Set amidst the pine groves is a war memorial, built on the entry point of the to Dharamsala to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himachal Pradesh. A web of narrow paths and landscaped lawns lead towards this monument.
After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to railway station/Airport for onward destination.
# All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
# Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal Plan
# Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
# Personal expenses
# Train/Air fare
# Service tax 3.63% extra
# Entry Charges
# Heater Charges
# Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions
# Prices valid from From 15th July 2015 to 31st March 2016 (Except from 20th Dec to 03 Jan )
# 50% advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.
# Balance 50% before 15 days from the Tour Starts.
# Check In / Check out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon).
# All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
# For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
# Rooms holding shall be for a period of 72 hours only.
# The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only
# Any amendment and cancellation in the booking before 15 days RS.500 Per Person are chargeable as communication charges.
1). Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned in the proposed hotels only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In case the accommodation is not available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
2). Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.
3). We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost
4). Himalayan National Park at Kufri and Advance Studies at Shimla, Roerich Art Gallery and State Museum are Closed at Monday.
5). Rohatang Pass is closed on Tuesday for general tourists but the travelers who want to travel to Lahaul, Leh and Spiti can move even on Tuesday. Reaching at the top of Rohatang Pass during the peak season depends entirely upon the road traffic as during peak season due to traffic jam the vehicles can not go beyond certain points. It is advised to drive early in order to reach the top. The company does not own any responsibility of additional transport/vehicles/ponies hired to reach the top. The same has to be on direct payment basis at the spot.From November to April the Rohatang Pass remains close due to heavy snow and the vehicles go till the snow point only. The Pass is accessible from May first week to November only.
6). Sightseeing in Chandigarh shall depend entirely on the arrival and departure details of the guest and subject to time on the given day. Since it is very difficult to do the sightseeing on the day when guest travels from Manali to Chandigarh because of the road condition and checkout time of the guest.
7). Please note the Ready made packages are designed strictly on the detailed itinerary being attached any extra sightseeing and excursion is subject to a supplement cost as per the actual.
8). It is mandatory to carry the Photo identity Proof during travel and have to be presented at the time of Check Inn in all hotels for security reason.
***New Important Notification of Rohtang Pass***
NGT has removed additional Cess on Rohtang Entry but they have continued with restriction of 1000 Vehicle per day . Even now Excursion to Rohatang pass still remains difficult to travelers as you are never sure if you are going to get there at given day or not. As per the new procedure the DTDO ( Distt Tourism Development Officer) has been assigned to issue the permits to allow the vehicles to go to Rohatang Pass. Only 75 Diesel Vehicles +200 Petrol Vehicles ( Non Himachali+ Non Manali) are allowed to go to Rohatang Pass. Where as Only 275 Diesel Vehicles +400 Petrol Vehicles ( Manali Taxi Union) are allowed to go to Rohatang Pass. Out of This 50 Tempo Travelers (Diesel Vehicles from Manali Taxi Union will be allowed to go to Rohatang Pass.
The permits for the same can be obtained only on the prior day not in advance. In these circumstances it is very difficult for the driver to obtain permits on sure basis as despite of standing in the que nobody is sure if the permission can be obtained or not. On June 8,2015 NGT is going to pass the new orders in this case , the final position will be cleared only after getting the new orders from NGT is this case.
NGT removes environment tax on taxis plying between Manali and Rohtang.
# 25% before 15 days from date of departure
# 50% before 7 days from dated of departure
# 100% within 7 days from date of departures