Day 01: Arrival at Delhi.Â Â Â Â Â Â
On arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will receive you at airport and will be transferred to hotel. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Tour of Old Delhi and Train for PathankotÂ
After breakfast proceed for a half day city tour of Old Delhi. Explore the living legacy of the Mughals .Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and the Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi & Jawahar Lal Nehru respectively.Â After noon will be for relaxation.
By late evening ,you will leave forÂ the railway station to catch an overnight train for Pathankot.
Day 03: Pathankot -Dharamshala (88 KmsÂ /Â 02 Hours Journey)
After reaching Pathankot in early morning, you will be driven to Dharamshala by car. Light breakfast will be served on the way to Dharamshala. On arrival you will check in hotel and after fresh up, lunch will be served in the hotel. Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also the place where the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetans, has established government in exile. First, you will visit the Tibetan Institute of performing Arts (TIPA) and attend the various culture programs taking place there. Then, you will visit Norbu Lingka. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: In Dharamshala
After breakfast, leave for city tour; visit Namgyal Monastery, the Library of Tibetan works and Archives. Monastery of Nechung Oracle. Sightseeing of Mcleodgunj which is home to most of Tibetan exiles.Â In Mcleodgunj, the Tibetans have established many monasteries, schools, temples .Mcleodgunj is sometimes know as little Lhasa after the Tibetan capital city, meals & overnight at hotel. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Dharamshala â€“ Sherabling Monastery â€“ Dharamshala (61 Kms / 02 Hrs one way)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed towards tour of Sherabling Monastry .In 1975, the present 12th Kenting Tai Situpa’s disciples from Derge and Nangchen region who settled in Bir, Himachal Pardesh Northern India, donated a protected pine forested land located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Here he started to establish Palpung Sherabling, which later became his seat in India. The building was designed by Kenting Tai Situpa, and is built of modern materials and finished in traditional Tibetan architectural fashion. The concept of the design follows the ancient science of geomancy. Palpung Sherabling cultivates and preserves the artistic lineage of the Palpung tradition. The monastery, only a few miles from the nearest town, retains its calmness and isolation.
It has 250 monks’ quarters, (which accommodate over 500 monks) three shrine halls, six shrine rooms, and all of the traditional and modern monastic features. Palpung Sherabling also has retreat houses for monks and nuns and individual cabins for lay practitioners.
The 12th Kenting Tai Situpa is progressively developing Palpung Sherabling according to his ideal: from an ordinary point of view, to build a seat for a great master; from a more profound level to establish a place to display and maintain the culture and lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and a place to educate the masters of the next generation; from the foremost and most profound level, to transform this pure land into the Wisdom Deities’ Mandala. Evening return back to hotel for meals and overnight stay.
Day 06 â€“ Dharamshala â€“ Amritsar (200 Kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed towards Amritsar. Amritsar historically also known as Ramdaspur is a city in north-western part in India and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab. Amritsar, meaning â€˜pool of nectar,â€™ was founded in 1579 by Guru Ram Das â€“ the fourth Guru of the Sikh religion.
Upon arrival in Amritsar check in to hotel for brief rest. Begin with a afternoon Â visit to Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden within the city and the site of a notorious massacre of Indians under British rule in 1919.See the memorial that commemorates hundreds of pilgrims who gathered for a Punjabi New Year festival and were killed under the orders of General Dyer, the British lieutenant governor of the Punjab, who had banned all meetings and demonstrations in the province.
In the evening Â be ready to visit Harmandir Sahib Temple (Golden Temple).Golden Temple is considered spiritual and cultural center. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh Parliament. Golden Temple, set amid a pool of holy water, visitors and devotees from all faiths are welcome. Youâ€™ll get a glimpse of the Sikh temple tradition of offering daily Guru-Ka-Langar â€“ a free, community meal that began in the 16th century. As you watch the community kitchen feed up to 10,000 people, you will also witness Sikh principle of equality and the practice of eating together. After your visit, return back to Hotel for meals and overnight stay.
Day 07: Sightseeing Tour of Wagah Border
After breakfast be ready to embark on a sightseeing tour of Wagah Border. Â Watch the lowering of the flags ceremony, which takes place each evening before sunset. Also referred to as the â€˜Beating Retreat border ceremony on the international level,â€™ this daily military ritual has been practiced by both India and Pakistan â€“ the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers â€“ since 1959.Witness the brash parade of soldiers from both sides of the Wagah border, which once served as the only road linking the two countries. Watch as the infantry men stand at attention and the borderâ€™s iron gates are opened as the two nationsâ€™ flags are lowered in perfect unison with the setting sun. The spectacle ends with the folding of flags, followed by a curt handshake between opposing soldiers and the closing of the gates. After witnessing the ceremony return back to hotel for meals and overnight stay.
Day 08: Amritsar â€“ Delhi ( Train)
Early morning you will be transferred to railway station to catch Train for Delhi. After reaching Delhi Check in hotel for Brief rest and Lunch. In the afternoon be ready to Visit sightseeing Like Lotus Temple and India Gate. Evening return back to hotel for personal activities and overnight stay.
Day 09: Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed towards airport to board flight for your on wards Journey.