Explore Chandigarh, India's first planned city post-independence, and Shimla, a resort city that was formerly the summer capital of the British Raj, on this 6-day tour. Along the way, enjoy the a ropeway ride at Timber Trail and check out aarti on the banks of River Ganges at Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Day 1 : New Delhi - [B, D]Leave your hotel in New Delhi to board the fast air-conditioned train at 6am for Amritsar; complimentary breakfast is served on the train. Reach Amritsar at 12:20pm and check into your hotel, in time for lunch. After some rest, take an excursion to the India-Pakistan Wagah Border to witness the highly entertaining ceremony performed by army contingents from both countries. Upon return, take an evening walk in the old parts of Amritsar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 2 : Amritsar - [B, D]After an early breakfast, visit the majestic Golden Temple, the most sacred to the Sikhs, and see rituals being performed in its serene environment. Enjoy lunch at one of the city's street restaurants. In the late evening, visit the Jalianwala Bagh and the Durgiana Temple. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 3 : Shimla - [B, D]Board the train at 6am for Chandigarh, India's most well-planned city designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Arrive at 9:30am, and after a 2-hour sightseeing of the city and lunch, leave for Shimla, a beautiful hill resort. Along the way, take a thrilling ropeway ride at Timber Trail. Arrive in Shimla by 6pm and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 4 : Shimla - [B, D]After an early breakfast, visit the Jakhoo Hill, which has a large statue of a monkey god, the Shimla Ridge & the State Museum. Return to your hotel for lunch and some rest. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Hill, the Chadwick Falls and Kufri. Take a walking tour of Shimla before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 5 : Rishikesh - [B, D] Leave at 6:30am by air-conditioned car or coach for a 6-hour drive through breath-taking landscapes toward Rishikesh. Check into your hotel, where you can enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, visit Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Vasishtha Gufa (Cave). In the evening see Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. Afterward, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 6 : Hardwar - Rishikesh - [B, D]After breakfast take an excursion to Haridwar. Visit the Mansa Devi Temple, Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sapt Rishi Temple. In the evening witness aarti at Har-Ki-Pauri on the banks of the Ganges. Return to your hotel at Rishikesh. Dinner at the hotel; your tour will end at Rishikesh after dinner.