The Golden Temple
The Golden Temple & the Himalayan Foothills
Amritsar, Punjab, India

The Golden Temple & the Himalayan Foothills

(12 days)

Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Shimla, Delhi

The Golden Temple and Himalayan Foothills tour offers the perfect highlights to the magnificent treasures that sit in parts of North India. In this tour you will journey to the enchanting city of Amritsar to witness the mesmerizing Golden Temple in all its galore. A drive to Dharamshala allows you to explore the nuances of Buddism and soak in spectacular views along the way. Memorable journeys include riding a toy train to get to Shimla, a charming hill station that was a favorite of the British Raj.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Adventure
Family

At a Glance

Delhi (2 nights), Amritsar (2 nights), Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj (3 nights), Shimla (3 nights), Delhi (1 night)


Tour Highlights

  • Start you tour with an exciting rickshaw ride on Silver Street in Old Delhi
  • While in Delhi, visit the enchanting Mughal Jama Mosque and the Bahai Lotus Temple
  • Head to Amritsar for a spiritual journey into Sikhism at the Golden Temple Head to the Wagah Border for an inspiring Beating Retreat Ceremony in the evening
  • The tour includes a visit to the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala
  • Ride a charming Toy Train to Shimla

Detailed Itinerary


Delhi (2 nights)

Days  ( 1 - 3 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

Guided tour of city to visit the impressive Red Fort and Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Museum, National Museum, Bangla Sahib - Sikh Temple; experience cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful 'Dilli Haat', an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

 

Amritsar (2 nights)

Days  ( 3 - 5 )

Amritsar

Amritsar

Considered to be one of the holiest cities in Sikhism, Amritsar is located right in the heart of the state of Punjab. Its name originates from the pool surrounding the famed Golden Temple and refers to the “Holy Pool of Nectar”.

Activities

Visit the The Golden Temple glistening perfectly on the lake, one of India's most pre-eminent attractions. Also, enjoy the The Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah Border.

 

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj (3 nights)

Days  ( 5 - 8 )

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

While most tourists around the world know of Dharamsala, to visit Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj which is only 4 km north of this town is actually the headquarters of the Tibetan Government and home to the Dalai Lama, currently in exile.

Activities

Visit Tibetan Monastery & Kotwali Bazaar at the foot roads leading up to Mcleodganj - Upper Dharamsala, (Residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama & Tibetans in exile).

 

Shimla (3 nights)

Days  ( 8 - 11 )

Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is located in Himachal Pradesh and reminds us of colonial India. It was once the summer capital of the British Raj. Today, it is a charming hill station that is not only a popular honeymoon destination but also quite well known for its adventure sports in the surrounding areas.

Activities

Visit around this splendid mountain retreat. Meander through the timbered cottages, along the famous pedestrian avenue the Mall and up to the special views of the ridge.

 

Delhi (1 night)

Days  ( 11 - 12 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

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Locations & Directions

Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Shimla, Delhi


Price Range starts from
US$ 1,128 onwards

"Dear Mr. Dhir, I wish to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements to make our trip to Rajasthan a memorable one. Thank you again for your time and efforts."

-Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

(Riyadh)