Mountain, Golden Temple, Sacred Haridwar-Rishikesh & Tigers

Mountain, Golden Temple, Sacred Haridwar-Rishikesh & Tigers









Highlights: Delhi - Corbett - Haridwar - Amritsar - Shimla


Other departures : Manchester - GBP 2075, Glasgow - GBP 2075

Departure dates: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 07 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 06 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 03 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 01 May 08 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 05 Jun & 12 Jun'2016

Highlights:
-Corbett National Park (Jungle safaris)
-The holy cities of Haridwar & Rishikesh
-Golden Temple Amritsar (Holy Shrine of Sikh religion)
-Hill station of Shimla & rail journey to Shimla Kalka Himalayan Railway

This tour take you in the Valley of Ramganga River and Fringed by the Himalayan foothills in the north, Corbett is considered one of India's finest wildlife sanctuaries and was named after the great British hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett. Haridwar Gateway to God, beautiful hill state of Himachal Pradesh to experience the gracious living in a palace and country manor. Amritsar - the sacred city of the Punjab with its spectacular Golden Temple.

Hotels featured:
-Delhi - Lalit
-Corbett - Riverview Retreat
-Haridwar - Radisson
-Amritsar - Radisson
-Shimla - The Oberoi Cecil

Itinerary:

Day 1: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight Virgin Atlantic

Day 2: Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport Upon arrival you will be welcomed, met and assisted at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure after long flight and Overnight stay at hotel

Day 3: Delhi to Corbett by surface (approx. 275 kms, 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Corbett National Park Upon arrival at Corbett, check in at hotel

Day 4: Corbett
Early morning jeep safari at Corbett National Park
Afternoon Elephant Ride: (in periphery jungle across Kosi river) - 02 Hrs Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5: Corbett to Haridwar by surface (approx. 150 kms, 4 hrs)
Early morning jeep safari at Corbett National Park After breakfast drive to Haridwar - Gateway to God, with 'Hari' meaning god and 'dwar' meaning gate. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is one among the four sites where drops of the elixir of immortality Amrita accidentally spilled over from the pitcher (or Kumbha), in which it was being carried away by the celestial bird Garuda, the vehicle of Vishnu after Samudra manthan. Upon arrival at Haridear, check in at hotel Evening witness Aarti ceremony at ghat Overnight stay at hotel

Day 6: Same day excursion to Rishikesh
Morning 1 hr yoga session After breakfast same day excursion to Rishikesh it is believed that when Raibhya Rishi did rigorous penances here, the God appeared to name the place as Hrishikesh and subsequently the place came to be known as Rishikesh Upon arrival at Rishikesh you will enjoy visiting Bharat Mandir - It is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. The image installed here has a distinctly Himalayan cast of features. Through the temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu, it holds a number of image normally associated with the worship of Lord Shiva. Triveni Ghat-The Ghat is an interesting place to be at dawn, when people make offerings of milk to the river and feed the surprisingly large fish. Kailash Niketan Temple - This is the main temple at Lakshman Jhula. Lakshman Jhula The suspension bridge Lakshman Jhula was built in 1929 to replace a rope bridge. This is where Rama brother Lakshmana is said to have crossed the river on a jute rope. Shivananda Ashram (The Divine Life Society) Founded by Swami Shivanand, is a well-known ashram and the society has breaches in many countries. Return back to Haridwar Overnight stay at hotel

Day 7: Haridwar to Amritsar by train Jan Shatabadi (Daily except Thursday)
Transfer from hotel to Haridwar railway station in time to board train for Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar railway station Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station transfer to your hotel Amritsar meaning pool of the nectar of immortality. It is the spiritual and cultural centre of Sikh religion Overnight stay at hotel

Day 8: Amritsar
Today after breakfast you will enjoy city tour of Amritsar visiting Golden Temple the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. The Golden Temple sits on a rectangular platform, surrounded by pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar after which the city is named. Jalianwala Bagh here on 13 April 1919 British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children and killed 379 people. Durgayana Mandir the Durgiana temple complex was built in the 16th century, dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is situated outside the Lohgarh Gate one can walk away from the Golden Temple complex through the narrow passage to visit Durgiana Temple. Durgiana Temple closely resembles the Golden Temple and also Known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Afternoon excursion to Wagah border to witness change of guard ceremony between India and Pakistan armies Overnight stay at hotel

Day 9: Amritsar to Shimla by surface (approx. 380 kms, 8-9 hrs)
Today after breakfast travel by road to Shimla ambience attracted the British in such measure that it seemed justifiable to shift the complete administration of an Empire from Calcutta for its colonial charm. Upon arrival at Shimla, check in at hotel Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10: Shimla
Today after breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing of hill station and around, visiting; State Museum (Closed on Monday) This building was a private residence of Lord William Beresford, the Military secretary to the viceroys for many years. Viceregal Lodge Indian Institute of Advanced study: The site for Viceregal Lodge was selected by Lord Lytton the Viceroy of India between 1876 -1880. Jhaku Temple/ Hill (2455 Mts.): This is the town's highest peak and a vantage point for Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to monkey God Hanuman. This also offers a very good view of the Shimla with snow capped mountains. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11: Shimla to Kalka by train Himalayan Queen
Kalka to Delhi by train Shatabadi Express
Transfer from hotel to Shimla railway station in time to board train for Kalka
Toy Train - the Shimla-Kalka rail route, offers the charm of old-world travel amidst lofty pines and lush green, misty mountains. This is one of the four narrow gauge rail routes on hill terrain in the country. Laid out on a 96 km long narrow gauge track that passes through 103 tunnels and across more th an 800 bridges and viaducts, it is one of the most beautiful hill railways in India. It was considered the "crown jewel" of the Indian National Railways during British times. Flanked by hills on both sides, the rail line, like twin threads of silver, clings to the steep cliffs and ventures boldly over bridges, built over tiny streams that show off their radiance in the sunlight. The cool breeze sweeps across your face as the train makes an arduous climb of almost 4800 feet from Shimla to Kalka in almost five hours. Arrive Kalka railway station to board train for Delhi. Local snacks, tea or coffee Dinner will be served on board Arrive Delhi Upon arrival at Delhi railway station transfer to your hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight Virgin Atlantic
Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow




Offer Includes

  • Flights with Virgin Atlantic
  • Airport taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • 2 nights on full board at Corbett
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • 2 Jungle safari by shared open Jeep in Corbett National Park
  • One elephant ride (2 hrs)
  • Train fare for the sector Haridwar/Amritsar and Kalka / Delhi by air-conditioned chair car and Shimla / Kalka by non Ac class

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary