TOUR NO-14B : SHIMLA-CHANDIGARH-AMRITSAR (5D/4N)

SHIMLA

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India, at an altitude of 2200 meteres retains the best of natural beauty. Shimla is encircled by seven hills which are Prospect hill, summer hill, Observatory hill, Inverarm hill, Bantony hill, Jakhoo temple hills and Eysium hill. Name of Shimla has been derived from the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali. Shimla is home to many research institutions in India. City has a large number of temples also well noted for its buildings styled in Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architecture dating from the colonial era. Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of Oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from kalka. Shimla also a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as skiing, trekking, fishing, and golfing etc.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN SHIMLA

KUFRI

Kufri is a small picturesque hill station situated 16 km from Shimla on the N.H No-22.The name Kufri is derived from the word "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language. Kufri is famous for its beautiful environs and the cool refreshing atmosphere, picnic sports that pervades it. During the winter season, kufri attracts adventure lovers for skiing and Tobogganing (sliding downhill on a sled). Kufri Fun World, an amusement park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day, is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-kart track. Kufri is also a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna.

KUFRI FUN WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK

Kufri Fun World is located at the top of Mahasu peak. At over 2,800 metres (9,000 feet) above sea level, it is one of the highest amusement parks in the world and is famous for having the highest go-kart track on the planet. Kufri Fun World amusement park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day. It is equipped with various rides and pools.

THE MALL ROAD

The activity center of Shimla the mall is located near the ridge and scandal point. There are a Number of emporiums, showrooms and restaurant here, along with the gaiety theatres and is used as a center of Cultural activities. The Mall road in Shimla is considered as the lifeline of the city.

THE RIDGE

Centrally situated in Shimla, this large open space offers picturesque views of mountain ranges. It is Situated quite close to some significant landmarks of Shimla, such as the Christ church and the Tudor library. Christ Church was built in 1846-1857 and stands overlooking a ridge. Its stained glass windows and Clocks add to its beauty. On the east side of the Ridge road is the Lakkar bazaar. Lakkar Bazar is the market where you can get all types wooden craft items and materials.

JAKKU TEMPLE

Jakku Temple is situated at the highest point (2500 M) of the Shimla Ridge, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It offers fantastic views of valleys, snow capped peaks and the town itself. According to the legend, Jakku temple was formed when Lord Hanuman visited Jakku hill, the younger of Ram, was critically injured during the fight and the only medicinal herb which could have saved his life was available in the Himalayan range. Hanuman come to Himalaya's but got confused, so as to which was the particular herb. Finally, he got that herb and flew to Lanka. It was on the way to Lanka that hanuman rested on the Jakku hill.


CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh is the best and first planned city in India, was conceived and born in 1950. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of 'Chandi Mandir' located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'Garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. Bounded on two sides by two seasonal rivulets, the northern edge of the city is the Capital Complex against the panoramic backdrop of the Shivalik hills. A harmonious blend of buildings, trees and other landscape elements, with the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik hills, enhances its aesthetic value. The most fascinating feature of the City's landscaping is perhaps the Tree plantation along avenues, open spaces, green belts and around building complexes.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN CHANDIGARH

ROSE GARDEN

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh and spread over 30 acres of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967.The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Apart from serving as a host of other events, the Zakir Rose Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual Rose festival called 'Festival of Gardens', a major cultural event of the city during the month of February or March.

ROCK GARDEN

The Rock Garden is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden. Its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957 and in 1976 the garden was opened as a public space. It is spread over an area of 14 acres, it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

SUKHNA LAKE

The manmade picturesque Sukhna lake in the foothills of Shivalik range is an idyllic place for quiet communion with nature and for offer water sports activities such as boating, yachting, water skiing etc. This 3 sq km rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the sukhna choe stream flowing from Shivalik hills. Sukhna is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, storks and Cranes, during the winter months. The lake, which was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championships, has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia.


AMRITSAR

Amritsar is the spiritual center for the Sikh religion in the state of Punjab. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also referred to as the "Golden Temple" as the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht. Amritsar, literally meaning the 'pool of the nectar of immortality'. The city founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru. Amritsar has grown from a sacred village pool into a spiritual centre of Sikh culture. The original pool site by which the Golden Temple is built was granted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. In 1761 Ahmed Shah Durrani sacked the town and destroyed the temple, which was rebuilt in 1764. The city is also famous for producting some exquisite items like Carpets, Fabrics and Handicrafts


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN AMRITSAR

GOLDEN TEMPLE

Golden temple built in 1803 by Maharaja Ranjith Singh, is a two-storey marble structure standing in the middle of the sacred pool (Amrit Sarovar) reached by a cause way (Guru's Bridge).The lower storey is in white marble with the walls decorated with inlaid flower and animal motifs. The upper storey is gold plated, crowned with a dome (The Golden dome) shaped like an inverted lotus. Golden temple also known as Sri Harmandir sahib or Sri Darbar sahib. The entrance to the golden temple complex is through an ornate archway with intricate inlay work. Verses from the Granth Sahib are inscribed on the doorway. The main north entrance is under a Victorian clock tower-known as the Darshani Deori, the entrance is up a flight of steps and down again to the temple and holy tank.

JALLIANWALA WAGH

The Jallianwala bagh, the memorial to the brutel massacre of 2000 peaceful demonstrators on 13 April 1919. On April 1919, British Indian army soldiers opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. The firing lasted about 10 minutes and 1650 rounds were fired, killing 1579 people. A memorial was built on the site and inaugurated by the president of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, on 13 April 1961. To this day the bullet holes can be seen on the walls and adjoining. The well into which many people jumped and drowned attempting to save themselves from the hail of bullets is also a protected monument inside the park.

WAGAH BORDER (INDIA-PAK BORDER)

The Wagah border is a post between India and Pakistan. It has become famous for the beating the retreat ceremony which includes the closing of international gates and the lowering of the flags of both the countries.. The ceremony was started in 1959 and was agreed by the government of both the countries. The most attractive feature is the energetic parade by the BSF soldiers of both the nations. On the Indian side of the Wagah border, about 100 meters away from the border is a huge gate with an encription 'Swarn Jayanti Dwar'. Wagh border is a one-hour drive (26 K M) from Amritsar city and one hour drive(25 K M) from Lahore in Pakistan.

SHIMLA-CHANDIGARH-AMRITSAR (5D/4N)

DAY 1: Arrival at Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Pick up and Transfer to Shimla (370 Kms/10 Hrs). Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of Oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from kalka. Enroute enjoy the nature beauty of Dharampur, Barog hills, Solan hills and Shogi. On arrival check in at the Hotel.Overnight Stay at Shimla.

DAY 2: After Breakfast Sightseeing of Shimla . Enjoy the nature beauty of Shimla. Visit Kufri – Kufri is a tiny hill station, located 16 Kms from Shimla. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan Nature Park. Enjoy Pony ride or Yak Ride. Visit Kufri Fun World Amusement Park and Apple Garden. Afternoon Visit the Ridge, Jakku Temple (Jakku Hill), Enjoy evening walk in Mall Road and Shopping. Overnight stay at Shimla.

DAY 3: After breakfast drive to Chandigarh (120 Kms/4 Hrs). Chandigarh is the best and first planned city in India. The most fascinating feature of the City's landscaping is perhaps the Tree plantation along avenues, open spaces, green belts and around building complexes. Visit Rose Garden, Rock garden and Sukhana Lake. Afternoon drive to Amritsar (230 Kms/6 Hrs). Overnight stay at Amritsar.

DAY 4: After Breakfast sightseeing of Amritsar. Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. Visit Jallianwala Bagh, Golden Temple and Wagah Border. The Wagah border is a post between India and Pakistan. It has become famous for the beating the retreat ceremony which includes the closing of international gates and the lowering of the flags of both the countries. Overnight stay at Amritsar.

DAY 5: Morning drive to Delhi (450 Kms/10 Hrs). Evening arrival at Delhi and Transfer to Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Tour End.


SHIMLA-CHANDIGARH-AMRITSAR (5D/4N)

ADULT (ABOVE 11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (5-11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (Below 5 Years ) : FREE

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:
  • All sightseeing & Transfer by A/c Vehicle as per the Itinerary
  • A/C Room Accommodation on Triple Sharing / Family Basis
  • All sightseeing entry fee and Delhi Metro Rail Ride
  • English-Malayalam speaking tour Manager as per the Sightseeing Itinerary
  • All Taxes, Parking charges and Driver Bata.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:
  • Air-Rail Ticket, Food, Portage and Laundry
  • Boat Ride, Horse Ride at Kufri, Kufri Fun World Amusement Park
  • Anything  that is not mentioned above in the Includes

* Package Cost Valid for Minimum 27 Persons




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