General

DURATION: 9 Nights/10 Days
PLACES COVERED:  Shimla- Dalhousie- Dharamshala- Amritsar

Overview

A trip to Shimla, Dharamshala and Dalhousie make for a perfect holiday to see the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. While Shimla and Dalhousie remind tourists of the old British charm, Dharamshala offers commanding views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Choose this holiday package to experience both peace and a sense of adventure in a week. We have even added Amritsar to the package so that along with a night’s halt, you get to visit the revered Golden Temple and the Wagah border.

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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also Read more

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Itenary

Day 01: Drive from Delhi to Shimla (330 km/approx. 9 hours)

You will be picked up once you arrive at the Delhi airport/railway station and taken to Shimla. Check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Trip to Kufri

In the morning, go on an excursion to Kufri. Located 16 km from Shimla, this place is popular among tourists both during the summers and winters. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will see a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape and snow-clad peaks. The highest viewpoint in Kufri is the Mahasu Peak.

In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Go to Mall Road in the evening. A walk along Mall Road is like walking into a different time and place. British-style buildings that line the boulevard create an atmosphere of the olden days.  Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Trip to Naldehra

Naldehra is a charming hill station near Shimla and is home to the oldest golf course in the country. It was the favourite haunt of Lord Curzon, British Viceroy of India. Spend some time enjoying the natural beauty of this hill station and return to Shimla in the afternoon. You can stroll along Mall Road in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Shimla to Dharamshala (240 km/approx. 7 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. Check-in at the hotel and spend the evening resting or take a walk in the cool climate of the hills. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Dharamshala

After breakfast, visit some tourist attractions around town. Go to the Tibetan Medical Centre and see the museum’s impressive collection of salts, fossils, corals, flowers, wood etc. that are used to make traditional Tibetan medicines.  See lovely Belgian stained-glass windows at the Church of St. John. This Anglican church is located in a deodar forest.  Visit a Tibetan monastery for a glimpse of local religious practices or take part in a meditation class. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

Day 06: Drive from Dharamshala to Dalhousie (130 km/approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive from Dharamshala to Dalhousie. Check-in and spend time resting at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Dalhousie.

Day 07: Sightseeing in Dalhousie

After breakfast, visit the main tourist attractions in Dalhousie. Panchpula is a popular picnic spot where mountain streams bring water to form natural ponds. Tourists spend their time at the restaurant or at little stalls that sell tea and snacks. Take a walk amidst tall pine trees at the Subhash Baoli. This beautiful place has been named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Netaji meditated here while in Dalhousie. See the Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar and hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks. Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first church to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Trip to Khajjiar

After breakfast, drive to Khajjiar to spend the day in what is called India’s ‘mini-Switzerland’. Khajjiar is among the 160 places in the world that was officially given the title because of its resemblance to the lovely landscapes in Switzerland. The lush green meadows are a photographer’s delight. Khajjiar Lake is situated at the centre of the plains.

Return to Dalhousie. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar (160 km/approx. 5 hours)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Amritsar. Check-in at the hotel.

In the evening, visit the India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles. As the sun goes down, the air is filled with the sound of nationalistic slogans and patriotic songs. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 10: Drive from Amritsar to Delhi (450 km/approx. 9 hours)

Go to the Golden Temple early in the morning. This is the most important gurudwara of the Sikhs and is a symbol of their religious and historic traditions. Then, visit Jallianwala Bagh, the site of a merciless massacre of innocent Indians at the hands of General Dyer.

Return to the hotel and enjoy a hot breakfast. Later, check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi for your return journey.

TOUR ENDS.

Inclusion & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • 09 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast & dinner at Shimla, Dalhousie & Dharamshala
  • Only breakfast in Amritsar
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All toll taxes, parking fees & driver’s allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions:

  • 5% government service tax
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’

Hotels in this package:

Destination No of Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Shimla 03 SHINGAR REGENCY QI HIMDEV EAST BOURNE
Dalhousie 03 HOTEL PEARL DALHOUSIE HEIGHTS GRAND VIEW
Dharamshala 02 ANAND PALACE HOTEL VALLEY VIEW CREST ROYAL PALACE
Amritsar 01 MANGO APEX HOTEL MANGO APEX HOTEL MANGO APEX HOTEL

 

Terms & Conditions

Advance Booking Fee

  • 30 or more days before departure : Rs 5000 per person
  • 30-15 days before departure                    : 50% of total amount
  • Less than 15 days before departure : 100% of the total amount

If You Have a Complaint

If you have a problem during your holiday, PLEASE INFORM THE RELEVANT SUPPLIER, (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative IMMEDIATELY who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who at no time are under our control or supervision.

 

Our Liability to You

We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promised to you. If any parts of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees, agents, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

We do not accept any responsibility for any third party services or service providers, like hotels, transport etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the transporters and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels.

We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanour, omissions and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

 

Holiday Insurance

It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same.

 

Exactness Not Guaranteed

We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management; the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

 

General Important Notes

Incase there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services

Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.

You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 35 days prior to the departure of the tour.

 

Forfeiture of Deposits

We shall be within our rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by you. In the event you cancel the booking, or on failure on your part to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation Check List, or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or you are unable to travel on the tour booked due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non-refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation setout in the How To Book section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding.

 

Important Notes

Please be advised that these are the sole and complete terms and conditions governing the tour operations, supplemented only by the User Agreement. No employees of our Company or our agents have the authority to amend, modify or change these conditions, and you are advised to rely on the terms "as is". Yatra reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

If You Cancel Your Holiday

  • You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy below.

Cancellation charges per person

  • Prior to 30 days or more: Booking Fee
  • Between 30-20 days ahead of departure: 50% of tour cost
  • Between 20-15 days of departure: 75% of tour cost
  • 15 days to date of departure: 100%.
  • In case of no show: 100%

If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday

  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (for instance, bad weather):
    • we shall first try to offer you alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced;
    • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged from you on a pro-rata basis depending on portion of the tour standing utilized by you
    • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited refunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees.

Change Your Holiday Plan

After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by yourself.