After breakfast, drive to Amritsar. Visit Golden temple, one of the holiest of Sikh shrines and the complex has important edifices such as the Akal Takht and the Harmandir Sahib and the holy pond surrounding it.
Later, in the afternoon, visit the Wagha Border - the international border between India and Pakistan where the pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat & Change of Guard ceremonies make for a most charming spectacle. Overnight in the Hotel.
Morning city sightseeing tour. Visit Macleodganj, a charming Tibetan settlement with bustling bazaars that sell carpets, handicrafts and delicious Tibetan food. Visit the Dalai Lama temple, Bhagsu Nag Temple and St John’s Church. Afternoon visit Norbulingka Institute which has a monastery and workshop where Tibetan artists practice Tibetan handicrafts. Also visit the Kangra art museum. This treasure house of the Kangra valley’s arts, crafts and rich past, displays artefacts that date back to the 5th century. Evening free to explore Mc Leodganj market. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Shimla. Pine forests and apple orchards, crisp, clean air and breathtaking views - that's Shimla in a nutshell. Sprawled over 12 kms on a crescent shaped ridge lies Shimla, the largest hill station and erstwhile summer capital of the British in India. Descending in layers from the top of the ridge, at 2,213 metres, Shimla straddles several hills, including the Jakhu, Prospect Hill, Observatory Hill, Elysium Hill and Summer Hill.
After breakfast excursion to Chail, once the summer capital of Maharaja of Patiala, the area is spread over three hills. One has the village of Chail, the other has the Snow View mansion and the third one has the Palace cum hotel of Chail.
Later drive back to Shimla.
Evening free. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast enjoy the Half days sightseeing of Haridwar.
Har Ki Pauri
This ghat is one of the most sacred ghats in India. People say that this ghat was built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat. It is an event which is a must, not be missed by any visitor.
This temple is located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat. The temple can be reached by the rope way or one can take the normal trekking route to the top. The top of the hill gives you an excellent view of Haridwar.
This temple is on the top of a hill called the Neel Parvat, which is on the other side of the river Ganga. The temple was constructed by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh, in 1929 AD. Chandi Devi is a three km trek from the Chandi Ghat.
At one place Ganga divides herself into seven small streams. This place is known as the Sapt Rishi and provides a very pleasing sight.
Evening enjoy Aarti ceremony at sun set on the Ghats of Ganges.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move
Robert Louis StevensonNov. 9, 2015
Robert Louis Stevenson
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Gustave FlaubertNov. 9, 2015
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind
SenecaNov. 9, 2015
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Ralph Waldo EmersonNov. 9, 2015
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted