DAY – 01 : Delhi – Shimla (By Car)
Drive to Shimla and on arrival check in Hotel. Evening free to walking tour to the Mall Road
in Shimla, visit:
CHRIST CHURCH AT MALL ROAD:-Christ Church is the second oldest Roman Catholic Shrine in North India and the oldest in Shimla. Col. J. T. Boileau initiated the construction of the shrine in 1844, which was completed in 1846. The cathedral was consecrated on 10th January 1857 by Bishop Wilson of Calcutta.
Return to the hotel for stay overnight at Hotel in shimla.
DAY 02 :- Shimla Tour
Morning after breakfast start Full Day Sightseeing of Kufri is a noted summer and winter resort with its:
KUFRI – EXCURSION TRIP:-Kufri, nestling 8000 ft above sea level, is a small hill station in Shimla district. It is located at a distance of 16 km from central Shimla, on NH-22. The scenic environs and snow-capped landscapes attract tourists from all parts of the country and abroad. Nature does its best in Kufri to amaze onlookers at every turn.This picturesque destination has various places of interest, each of which is worth visiting. During winters, hills in Kufri serve as popular spots for skiing. The highest peak in Kufri – Mahasu Peak is covered with thick forests and is another tourist hot spot. The hill station also has a Himalayan Nature Park, which serve as home to several common and rare animal species like hangal, brown bear and Himalayan Monal – the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. Other important attractions here include the Chini Bungalow – known for its architecture and statues, and Kufri Fun World – a happening amusement park.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES:-A residential centre for higher education, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), is located on Observatory hill – one of the seven hills of Shimla. Formed in 1964, this institute was formally inaugurated by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan – the former President of India on 20th October 1965. The history of this learning centre is more than 100 years old. IIAS was originally built as home for Lord Duffein, who was the Viceroy of India during the years 1884 and 1888. It was known as the Visceregal Lodge at that time. Many historic decisions, including the Shimla Conference of 1945 and the Separation of Pakistan and East Pakistan in 1947, have been taken in this building.
JAKHU TEMPLE:-Nestling atop Jhakhu Hill, the Jhakhu Temple is one of Shimla’s popular places of religious importance. It is situated 2.5 km away from the ridge, at an elevation of 8000 ft above sea level. Tourists either can walk up to the temple from the ridge or can hire a pony or taxi. This ancient shrine was built by a sage named Yaaku and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman.
SUMMER HILL:-One of the seven hills of Shimla, the Summer Hill is located at a distance of 5 km from the main city. It lies on Kalka-Shimla Railway line, at an elevation of 2123 m above sea level. The rich foliage of this forest-covered hill attracts a number of tourists every year. Its lush green forests feature assorted flora, mainly deodar, oats, pines and rhododendrons. Some of Shimla’s popular attractions are located on this hill. Worth mentioning among them is the famous Monorville Mansion, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his Shimla visits. The Himachal Pradesh University, which is a very important educational centre for higher studies, is also situated here. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 :- Shimla – Amritsar (By Car)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar straight way to the Wagah Border: Evening visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Stay overnight at Hotel in Amritsar. Later drive back to Amritsar check-in to the hotel, Overnight stay in Amritsar.
DAY 04:- Amritsar City Tour – Departure to Delhi
Today after breakfast start tour to Amritsar and visit:
Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs.
Then visit JallianwalaBagh– where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Then visit Durgiana Temple, the temple of goddess of power. After lunch visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum- The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is situated in the heart of Ram Bagh, Amritsar.
Afternoon Drive back to Delhi.
- A safe and comfortable air-conditioned Car with driver, all inclusive. (Fuel for Bus, road and state taxes, toll fees, parking fees, Insurance for Customer & Driver and driver’s food and lodging).
- The Car will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sight see as you want.
- Transfers and land transportation according to itinerary.
- Sightseeing Tours in All Cities as per above itinerary.
- Tips, laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages.
- Meals unless specified
- Entrances tickets to Monuments if apply