Himalayan Splendours


  • Himalayan Splendours

Himalayan Splendours

 India

13 days days from £3295 pp  Including flight from LHR
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Travel through the side of India that allows you to get away from the hectic centre and enjoy the mountain, the museums and the monasteries.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy the famous Toy Train ride to Kandaghat
  • Experience the Tibetan way of life in Dharmasala
  • Witness the Palki Ceremony at the Golden Temple
  • Enjoy the mountains, museums & monasteries
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The Experience

Day 01 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to New Delhi. Your flight will have 1 stopover with 1-5 hour stopover; direct flights [Virgin, British Airways, Jet Airways and Air India] are available to New Delhi at extra cost, please ask at the time of booking if you wish to fly direct.

Overnight at the plane

Day 02 | ARRIVE DELHI

> Arrive Delhi
> Transfer to your hotel

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay.

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 | DELHI

> Full day tour of Delhi.

After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi including the visit of the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoy the normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Also stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Later Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Afternoon proceeds to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings.

Tour Highlight – Visit the Rail Museum (Closed on All Mondays). This unique museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways.

Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th-century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04 | DELHI – AMRITSAR [BY DAILY TRAIN: Shatabdi Express@0720/1315 Hrs]

> Transfer and assistance at New Delhi railway station
> Assistance / Transfer at Amritsar railway station
> Evening witness the Palki ceremony at Golden Temple

Early morning you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Amritsar.

On arrival transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, Amritsar (Pool of the Nectar of Immortality) is considered the centre of the Sikh religion.

In the evening, you will be taken to witness Palki ceremony at Golden temple [where the Granth Sahib – the holy book is taken to resting place for the night and brought again in the morning to the temple for guidance]

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05 | AMRITSAR

> Full day sightseeing/ Wagah Border

Today morning you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of Amritsar covering: – Visit of the Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve-centre of the Sikh faith. See the community kitchen (langar) where volunteers feed 30,000 people free daily. Later visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh, which commemorates the hundreds of innocent Indians killed or wounded by British bullets in the most notorious massacre under their rule

Late afternoon visit Wagah Border Point to witness the change of guard ceremony between Indian and Pakistani armies.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 | AMRITSAR – DHARAMSALA [BY SURFACE Approx. 205Kms / 5 Hrs]

> Drive to Dharamshala
> Check in at hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dharamshala in your private car.

At the heart of the Tibetan culture, Dharamshala, also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ is beautifully set on the Dhaula Dhar Range, overlooking the Kangra Valley.

Upon arrival in Dharamshala check-in at the hotel

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07 | DHARAMSHALA

> Full Day explore Dharamshala and McLeodganj

Today we will have a tour of the colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, an overview of the rich past, cultures and traditions of the region.

Covering visit McLeod Ganj, the Tibetan Monastery, Tibetan Museum & Norbulingka Tibetan Art Centre and experience Naddi Village Walk.

Evening free, to revisit McLeodganj

Overnight at Hotel

Day 08 | DHARAMSALA – PARAGPUR [BY SURFACE Approx. 164 Kms / 3.5 Hrs]

> Drive to Paragpur and check in at hotel

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paragpur.

Paragpur – The Kangra Valley, where Heritage Village Pragpur is located, is panoramic and replete with history.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon explore the Heritage Village of Paragpur.

In the evening you will enjoy the cooking Demonstration at Judge’s Court.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 09 | PARAGPUR- SHIMLA [BY SURFACE Approx. 200 Kms / 6.5 Hrs]

> Drive to Shimla & check in at hotel

After breakfast, drive to Shimla (2,000m), en-route you will have an opportunity to make a photo-stop at Garli village a notified heritage village with medieval ambience and interesting heritage buildings.

On arrival in Shimla, check in at the hotel.

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, It lies about 343 km from Delhi at an altitude of 2,213 metres above sea level.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 | SHIMLA

> Toy Train ride to Kandaghat
> Sightseeing of Shimla

Today morning you will be transferred to Shimla Railway station to board the toy train till Kandaghat.

Departure Shimla At: 1035 Hrs. By: Himalayan Queen
Arrival Kandaghat At: 1235 Hrs. Non AC Chair Car

Later return to Shimla and visit the Vice-regal Lodge, this also happens to be the place where the partition of India into two parts India and Pakistan was planned on the world map.

After lunch (on direct payment), enjoy a leisurely stroll back along the Mall to Scandal Point. En route, it may be possible to have a quick look inside the Gaiety Theatre or Christ Church.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11 | SHIMLA

> Day at Leisure

The day is at leisure to either relax at the hotel or explore the city on your own. (No Transport).

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 | SHIMLA – CHANDIGARH [BY SURFACE Approx. 110 Kms / 3 Hrs]
               CHANDIGARH – DELHI [BY Shatabdi Exp.@1200/1525Hrs]

> Drive to Chandigarh to board the train to Delhi
> Assistance/transfer at Delhi railway station

After breakfast, you will be driven to Chandigarh railway station to board the train to Delhi. Packed Picnic Lunch will be given to you for the train journey.

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

DAY 13 | DEPART DELHI [BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT]

> Assistance at the airport

Today morning is at leisure.

Today on time assisted departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onward destination

TOUR ENDS

The Experience

Day 01 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to New Delhi. Your flight will have 1 stopover with 1-5 hour stopover; direct flights [Virgin, British Airways, Jet Airways and Air India] are available to New Delhi at extra cost, please ask at the time of booking if you wish to fly direct.

Overnight at the plane

Day 02 | ARRIVE DELHI

> Arrive Delhi
> Transfer to your hotel

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay.

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 | DELHI

> Full day tour of Delhi.

After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi including the visit of the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoy the normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Also stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Later Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Afternoon proceeds to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings.

Tour Highlight – Visit the Rail Museum (Closed on All Mondays). This unique museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways.

Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th-century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04 | DELHI – AMRITSAR [BY DAILY TRAIN: Shatabdi Express@0720/1315 Hrs]

> Transfer and assistance at New Delhi railway station
> Assistance / Transfer at Amritsar railway station
> Evening witness the Palki ceremony at Golden Temple

Early morning you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Amritsar.

On arrival transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, Amritsar (Pool of the Nectar of Immortality) is considered the centre of the Sikh religion.

In the evening, you will be taken to witness Palki ceremony at Golden temple [where the Granth Sahib – the holy book is taken to resting place for the night and brought again in the morning to the temple for guidance]

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05 | AMRITSAR

> Full day sightseeing/ Wagah Border

Today morning you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of Amritsar covering: – Visit of the Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve-centre of the Sikh faith. See the community kitchen (langar) where volunteers feed 30,000 people free daily. Later visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh, which commemorates the hundreds of innocent Indians killed or wounded by British bullets in the most notorious massacre under their rule

Late afternoon visit Wagah Border Point to witness the change of guard ceremony between Indian and Pakistani armies.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 | AMRITSAR – DHARAMSALA [BY SURFACE Approx. 205Kms / 5 Hrs]

> Drive to Dharamshala
> Check in at hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dharamshala in your private car.

At the heart of the Tibetan culture, Dharamshala, also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ is beautifully set on the Dhaula Dhar Range, overlooking the Kangra Valley.

Upon arrival in Dharamshala check-in at the hotel

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07 | DHARAMSHALA

> Full Day explore Dharamshala and McLeodganj

Today we will have a tour of the colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, an overview of the rich past, cultures and traditions of the region.

Covering visit McLeod Ganj, the Tibetan Monastery, Tibetan Museum & Norbulingka Tibetan Art Centre and experience Naddi Village Walk.

Evening free, to revisit McLeodganj

Overnight at Hotel

Day 08 | DHARAMSALA – PARAGPUR [BY SURFACE Approx. 164 Kms / 3.5 Hrs]

> Drive to Paragpur and check in at hotel

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paragpur.

Paragpur – The Kangra Valley, where Heritage Village Pragpur is located, is panoramic and replete with history.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon explore the Heritage Village of Paragpur.

In the evening you will enjoy the cooking Demonstration at Judge’s Court.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 09 | PARAGPUR- SHIMLA [BY SURFACE Approx. 200 Kms / 6.5 Hrs]

> Drive to Shimla & check in at hotel

After breakfast, drive to Shimla (2,000m), en-route you will have an opportunity to make a photo-stop at Garli village a notified heritage village with medieval ambience and interesting heritage buildings.

On arrival in Shimla, check in at the hotel.

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, It lies about 343 km from Delhi at an altitude of 2,213 metres above sea level.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 | SHIMLA

> Toy Train ride to Kandaghat
> Sightseeing of Shimla

Today morning you will be transferred to Shimla Railway station to board the toy train till Kandaghat.

Departure Shimla At: 1035 Hrs. By: Himalayan Queen
Arrival Kandaghat At: 1235 Hrs. Non AC Chair Car

Later return to Shimla and visit the Vice-regal Lodge, this also happens to be the place where the partition of India into two parts India and Pakistan was planned on the world map.

After lunch (on direct payment), enjoy a leisurely stroll back along the Mall to Scandal Point. En route, it may be possible to have a quick look inside the Gaiety Theatre or Christ Church.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11 | SHIMLA

> Day at Leisure

The day is at leisure to either relax at the hotel or explore the city on your own. (No Transport).

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 | SHIMLA – CHANDIGARH [BY SURFACE Approx. 110 Kms / 3 Hrs]
                CHANDIGARH – DELHI [BY Shatabdi Exp.@1200/1525Hrs]

> Drive to Chandigarh to board the train to Delhi
> Assistance/transfer at Delhi railway station

After breakfast, you will be driven to Chandigarh railway station to board the train to Delhi. Packed Picnic Lunch will be given to you for the train journey.

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

DAY 13 | DEPART DELHI [BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT]

> Assistance at the airport

Today morning is at leisure.

Today on time assisted departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onward destination

TOUR ENDS

What's included

 
  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Accommodation is based on twin sharing basis at all the hotels
  • All hotels are on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 01 Packed picnic lunch on Day 12 during Chandigarh – Delhi train journey
  • Meet & Greet services by LUMLE representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • Arrival and departure transfers by air-conditioned car : [01-02 Pax in AC Innova car; 04-05 Pax in AC Tempo Traveller and 02 AC Toyota Innova from Amritsar till Chandigarh]
  • Local English Speaking guide for sightseeing’s as per itinerary
  • Single entry to the monuments
  • Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk
  • Evening Witness Palki Ceremony at Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Village walking Tour at Paragpur
  • Cooking demonstration at Paragpur
  • Train fare for sector Delhi – Amritsar /Chandigarh– Delhi by Shatabdi Express in A/C Chair Class
  • Non AC Toy Train Experience between Shimla & Kandaghat on Day 10
  • All applicable current Government taxes
 

What's not included

  • Any additional meal
  • Any item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Any sightseeing / additional transport requirements
  • Any sightseeing any services of guides
  • Any still camera/video camera charges

Accommodation

Your Hotels

  • Delhi : The Suryaa / Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport [2nd visit]
  • Amritsar : Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue
  • Dharamshala : Chonor House
  • Paragpur: Judges Court
  • ShimlaClarks Oberoi

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Single person supplement : £1199

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Internet Access : Free access to Wi-Fi at all hotels (in lounge or public area)

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Visa : If you are travelling to India, you will require Indian visa. Please check with the Indian Embassy in the country of your residence. For more details please visit https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Vaccination : If you are travelling to India, you may need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk.

Group Size : 2-14 person

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

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    • Flight time 8 1/2 hours (New Delhi)
    • Timezone GMT+5 1/2 hours
    • Recommended airlines Turkish, Jet, Air India, Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, Oman, Etihad, Qatar, Emirates
    • Best season Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

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