Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur
Updated: May 17
12-days tour of Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur starts from New Delhi. Visit the famous heritage monuments in Delhi along with old Delhi market. You get the option to enjoy the old Delhi street food tour while in Delhi. After Delhi, head towards Shimla by Kalka to Shimla heritage toy train. One of India's famous mountain narrow gauge railways, this is a world heritage site. Enjoy the heritage walking tour of Shimla.
Next destination is Garli Paragpur. As you wander through the narrow streets of Garli Paragpur, a visit to one of the silversmiths in the village market makes for a fascinating experience. The peaceful village of Garli nearby is definitely worth exploring. After Garli we head towards Mcleodganj, which is home to the Tibetan Government in Exile. The town is home to many Buddhist temples and monasteries and sits amongst lovely mountain scenery. Enjoy a short trek while in Mcleodganj and visit local market.
Travel towards Amritsar which is famous for the Golden Temple and beating retreat ceremony at India-Pakistan border. Also, visit the famous partition museum in Amritsar.
Highlights of the Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur
Visit old Delhi market in Delhi
Enjoy old Delhi street food tour
Journey from Kalka to Shimla by heritage toy train
Heritage walk tour in Shimla
Visit heritage villages of Garli and Paragpur
Tour of Masroor rock cut temples and Kangra fort
Visit Buddhist Monastery in Mcleodganj and enjoy the skyline ride
Famous Golden Temple of Amritsar
Beating retreat ceremony at India-Pakistan border
Itinerary of Foothills of Himalayas Tour with Garli Paragpur
Day 1 | Arrive in New Delhi
After arriving in New Delhi, one of our staff members will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, where we'll brief you on the itinerary for the next few days. We'll also arrange a time to collect you tomorrow.
Day 2 | New Delhi
Today we start the full day sightseeing of new Delhi and old Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Himayun’s tomb, Lotus temple, India Gate and by the evening visit Chandni Chowk. Enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride and old Delhi street food tour.
Day 3 | New Delhi – Kalka [By road in 5 hours]
Today we drive to Kalka. Stop at Ambala for lunch and visit local market of Ambala. Night stay in Kalka.
Day 4 | Kalka – Shimla [By toy train in 5 hours]
Today board the toy train from Kalka to Shimla. Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was once the summer capital of British India, and it remains the terminus of the Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. This narrow gauge railway is one of the world's most famous train journeys, now a World Heritage Site, and is a highlight of the tour.
Day 5 | Shimla
Today go on a walking tour of Shimla, visiting its main attractions such as the Vice Regal Lodge, the Christ Church, the Gaeity Theatre and we'll also take a cable car ride to Jakhu Temple, Shimla's most famous temple, dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. In the evening visit mall road.
Day 6 | Shimla – Garli / Paragpur [By road in 6 hours]
Head towards Garli, a heritage village in the Kangra Valley which displays a huge range of colonial and regional architectural styles in its mansions, temples and sarais. Check-in at a heritage hotel. Our local guide will walk you through the village and tell us stories about its history.
Day 7 | Garli / Paragpur – Masroor Rock cut temples – Kangra – Mcleodganj [By road in 2 hours]
Today visit the Masroor rock cut temples and Kangra Fort. Later drive towards Mcleodganj. Mcleodganj is known for its Buddhist monasteries, museums, temples, waterfalls, lakes, and Tibetan settlements and is home to the Tibetan Government in Exile and the Dalai Lama's residence. It's a lovely small place to walk around.
Day 8 | Mcleodganj
Today visit the the Dalai Lama temple, local market and a short trek to waterfall. In the evening enjoy delicious Tibetan cuisines in a local restaurant.
Day 9 | Mcleodganj – Amritsar [By road in 4 hours]
To drive towards Amritsar. Check-in at hotel and relax. In the evening visit the Golden temple.
Day 10 | Amritsar
Full day sightseeing of Amritsar, Visit Golden Temple, Old Heritage market, partition museum and in the evening enjoy the beating retreat ceremony at India-Pakistan border.
Day 11 | Amritsar – Delhi [By Flight]
Today board the flight to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and check in at the hotel near to the airport. In the evening you may visit the local markets.
Day 12| Departure from Delhi
According to your flight timings, we transfer you to airport.
Dates and cost of Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur
The cost of above mentioned Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur is upon request and depends upon your travel dates, the number of people traveling, and the category of hotels you prefer. Don't worry, you will get the best price as you deal directly with a local Indian travel agency and there is no middleman in between.
Cost of Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur Includes
Accommodation with daily breakfast
Airport transfers as per the itinerary in a private AC vehicle
Intercity transfers as per the itinerary in a private AC vehicle
Sightseeing as per the itinerary in a private AC vehicle
Himalayan Queen toy train to Shimla
Flight from Amritsar to Delhi
Sightseeing tours and activities as per the itinerary with tour guide
All applicable taxes
Meals not indicated in the itinerary
Personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
Tips for drivers and guides
Hotel options for Foothills of Himalayas tour with Garli Paragpur
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ITC Bella Vista *****
Oberoi Cecil ***** / Clarkes ****
The Judge’s Court – Heritage / The Chateau Garli – Heritage
Fortune Park Moksha **** / Udechee Huts ***
Hyatt ***** / Ranjit’s Svaasa ****
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