Spiritual India

India - North India - Your tailor-made trip

Day 1

Private transfer from Delhi Airport to Delhi.
"Namaste", welcome to India! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport. Private transfer from Delhi airport to Delhi city. Free time to discover the city on your own. Night at the hotel Colonel Retreat (D-264). Standard Room.
Day 2

Private transfer from your hotel to Delhi Airport and domestic flight from Delhi to Amritsar.
Private transfert from Amritsar Airport to Amritsar. Welcome to Amritsar! This city is on the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, 28 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town, the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is the holiest gurdwara (religious complex) of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar tank (lake), where pilgrims bathe. Proceed to visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum which was Summer palace turned into museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is a lovely building which archives the Royal Heritage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armour, outstanding paintings and century old coins and manuscripts. Head to Wagah, the border post between India and Pakistan; where you can attend the beautiful border closing ceremony. An English speaking local guide will accompany you in Amritsar. The guide will provide you services for full day (08 hours) of sightseeing. Night at the hotel Ranjit's Svaasa - Luxury Room.
Day 3

Proceed to visit Jallianwala Bagh, a place of great historical importance during the Indian struggle for Independence. It is a public garden in Amritsar which houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the government of India in 1951 to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by Brit. Visit the Khalsa College which is a 124-year-old college, making it a historic educational institution in India. The 300-acre campus has acquired the status of the highest Sikh institute for education with an enriching environment and a progressive outlook towards society. Visit the Golden Temple at night when it is beautifully adorned with lights, which get reflected in the sarovar (pool). An English speaking local guide will accompany you in Amritsar. The guide will provide you services for full day (08 hours) of sightseeing. Night at the hotel Ranjit's Svaasa - Luxury Room.
Day 4

Private transport from Amritsar to Dharamshala.
Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. The Thekchen Chöling Temple Complex is a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism, while the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives houses thousands of precious manuscripts. Dinner and night at the hotel Rakkh Resort - Hill Cottage.
Day 5

Private transfer from Dharamshala to Dharamshala airport.
Proceed to visit Library fo Tibetan works and Archives, housing artefacts and manuscripts that date back to the 12th century, this library is one of the pioneering institutions in the study and research of Buddhism. With as many as 80,000 manuscripts, 600 Buddhist artifacts including beautifully crafted silk applique thangkas. From here proceed to visit the Tibetan Museum, this museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex and has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art, which include historical documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. Later proceed to visit Namgyal monastery, overlooking the mountain ranges of Dhauladhar, the Namgyal Monastery is situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex. This complex also is the proud home to the residence of Dalai Lama, among various other shrines, temples, bookstores, souvenir shops etc. Later visit the St John Church, This neo-gothic church was built in 1852 and is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, this church was built in dedication to John the Baptist. Post-visit return to your hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel Rakkh Resort - Hill Cottage.
Day 6

You can indulge yourself in the wide range of activities offered at this resort. You can choose to do the following, at no extra cost - Mountain Biking, Wall Climbing, Hiking / Soft Treks & Long Treks / Nature Walks, Bird watching, Pottery workshop, Handloom weaving, Yoga, Archery. Dinner and night at the hotel Rakkh Resort - Hill Cottage.
Day 7

Private transfer from Dharamshala to Dharamshala airport and domestic flight from Dharamshala to Delhi. Private transfer from Delhi Airport to Delhi and free time. Night at the hotel Colonel Retreat (D-264). Standard Room.
Day 8

Private transfer from your hotel to Delhi Airport.

Travel conditions

  • 24 X 7 assistance from our Travel Experts.
  • The SIM card to allow you to communicate with your driver and travel expert during your tour.
  • Transfers by private vehicle with driver. The driver is available for 8 hours per day and at the latest until the nightfall. During the activity days, only transfers are included, unless stated otherwise. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers. The price includes petrol, road taxes, car parking, insurance of the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • Domestic flights from Delhi to Amritsar and from Dharamshala to Delhi (prices subject to change depending on seat availability. Domestic flight schedules may be delayed or changed without notice).
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program in 2 double rooms.
  • Breakfast.
  • English speaking local guides for D2 and D3.
  • Government taxes and service taxes.
  • Not including any other item not mentioned in the quote.
  • Visa fees and bank charges.
  • International airport taxes and International flights.
  • Any extra baggage according to flight company's policy (to be paid by you during the check-in).
  • Tips. They are part of the culture of the country (the locals themselves are used to giving it).
  • Lunches and dinners (count from 2 to 3 € in a local restaurant, for a local meal and from 8 to 20 € in a restaurant per meal / person).
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Entry fees for temples, monuments and museums planned in the proposal (which gave you more flexibility for the visits, as they are never mandatory!) It cost approximately 50 to 60 euros per person.
  • Repatriation assistance and any expenses linked to covid-19 before, during and after the trip.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "Prices includes" section.
Garance
Garance Travel Expert India - North India

It is said that people from Brittany are travellers, I guess I am no exception! If I went around Europe a bit during my youth, I caught the travel virus, during my first expatriation to Mauritius. When I set foot on the sand, it hit me: I was made for the sun. A second experience followed, Reunion Island for two years, exploring the island from one end to the other on the hiking trails.

In 2017, I surprised myself when I stopped with my suitcases in Sri Lanka and then in India in 2019. In this country the size of a continent, impossible to get bored! From the cultural heritage of Rajasthan to the mountain side of the Himalayas in Ladakh or Sikkim, not forgetting the tropical weather of the South States, the exploration never ends…

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