Tour & Travel

Chandigarh is known for its architecture and designs & also it is one of the ‘Wealthiest town’ in India. It is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana states. Chandigarh city consists of themed gardens which attracts the tourists. Museum for pre-historic evidences also contributes the knowledge to the tourist. Shopping in Chandigarh is cheap in the streets and anything can be bought as souvenirs. Phulkari is popular in Chandigarh; it is a type of embroidery, wide range of Phulkari products are lined up in the shops from the cushion covers to the carpets etc.

Chandigarh Full Day City Tour

Pick up from the hotel & Start your city tour with Rose Garden which is Asia's largest garden. It is a botanical garden and spread over 30 acres of land with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. The rose plants have been planted in carved-out lawns and flower beds. Apart from serving as a host of other events, the Zakir Rose Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual rose festival called Rose Festival, a major cultural event in Chandigarh during February or March.

We continue our tour and visit now you would visit Museum and art gallery which is a premier museum of North India having collections of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. It owes its existence to the partition of India in August, 1947. Prior to the partition, the collections of art objects, paintings and sculptures were housed in the Central Museum, Lahore, the then capital of Punjab.After partition, the division of collections took place on April 10, 1948. Sixty percent of objects were retained by Pakistan and forty percent collection fell in the share of India.

Next you would visit Rock Garden which is a sculpture Garden in Chandigarh. It is also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres. It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. which is made of industrial and urban waste. Later we would take you to Sukhna Lake, which is a reservoir at the foothills (Shivalik hills) of the Himalayas. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, 25.42 km² of land was acquired in the catchment area and put under vegetation. Now you would be dropped for shopping where you can buy various souvenir.

Chandigarh - Amritsar - Chandigarh (1 Night 2 Days)

Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western India. Amritsar is a major commercial and cultural centre in the heart of Punjab. The city is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. Respectfully marvel at the Indian and Pakistani soldiers who march-off nightly at the Wagha Border, and at the Jallian Wala Bagh the site of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre in 1919. The name of the city derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple (also known as Harmandir Sahib) and means "holy pool of nectar" (Amrit: elixir; Sar: (short for sarovar) lake). It is now a major pilgrimage and tourism hub.

Day 1: Chandigarh – Amritsar (4hrs 30mns - 220kms)
Early morning check out from hotel and transfer by surface to Amritsar. Check In at the Hotel, freshen up and start your city tour with a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, after that proceed for Wagah Border to see Indo-Pak Border closing ceremony . Evening visit to the Golden Temple, the most important sikh shrine which is also known as Mecca of Sikhs. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Amritsar – Chandigarh (4hrs 30mns - 220kms)
After breakfast, transfer to Chandigarh Railway station or Hotel.

Wagah or Wahga is a village and union council (UC 181) located in the Wahga zone of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The town is famous for the Wagah border ceremony and also serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India, Wagah is situated 600 meters west of the border and lies on the historic Grand Trunk Road between Lahore and Amritsar in India. The border is located 24 kilometres from Lahore and 32 kilometres from Amritsar. At the time of independence in 1947, migrants from India entered Pakistan through this border crossing. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF).

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. The civilians had assembled to condemn the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.

The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib ("abode of God") or Darbar Sahib, (‘exalted holy court’), is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. The temple is built around a man-made pool (sarovar garbage. Maharaja Ranjit Singh after founding the Sikh Empire, rebuilt it in marble and copper in 1809, overlaid the sanctum with gold foil in 1830. This has led to the name the Golden Temple.

Chandigarh - Shimla 2 Nights - Chandigarh (2 Nights 3 Days)

Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla
Pickup from the Hotel by exclusive vehicle. Drive to Shimla, Shimla is 117 Kilometers from Chandigarh and will take 2:30-3:00 hours to reach. Enjoy the Scenic Himalayas from the window of your cab. Cab will pass through Kalka, Parwanoo, Barog and Solan on the way to Shimla. Check in at the hotel & later in the evening visit the Vice Regal Lodge and take a walk down the Mall Road. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 2: Shimla - Kufri
This morning full day excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Shimla - Chandigarh
After breakfast drive back to Chandigarh.

Chandigarh - Manali 2 Nights - Chandigarh (2 Nights 3 Days)

Day 1: Chandigrh - Kullu - Manali
From Chandigarh, board your vehicle & first stop would be Kullu, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas and river Beas, Kullu, the valley of gods, is a hotspot for adventure sports. Upon your arrival first comes the Pandoh Dam. Set against the backdrop of hills, Pandoh dam is an amazing place to click pictures. Next, you would be making way to Kullu market and Kullu Shawl factories. Before heading to Manali for an overnight stay, you would pass by the Vaishno Mata Temple, which is commonly known as Mahadevi Tirth. Overnight at Manali

Day 2: Manali
Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Manali covering the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, which has some excellent woodcarving, Tibetan Monastery and a handicraft center. Rest of the day at leisure OR Enjoy walk to nearby picturesque village of Vashisht known for hot sulphur springs. Night stay in Manali.

Day 3: Morning check out from the Hotel & transfer by road to Chandigarh (256 kms/7 hrs) drop at the hotel in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh - Shimla 1 Night - Manali 2 Nights - Chandigarh (3 Nights 4 Days)

Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla (4hrs - 113 Kms)
Leave early morning from Chandigarh and proceed for Shimla by road, check in at the hotel and relax. Shimla is set amidst the snow copper, Shivalik Mountains which offer some of the most beautiful views of Himalayas. Later in the evening visit the Vice Regal Lodge and take a walk down the Mall Road. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2: Shimla - Manali ( 7hrs 30 mns - 250kms)
In the morning, leave for Manali, a picturesque perfect hill station at an altitude of 1929 meters. On reaching Manali, check-in to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure & enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3: Manali (or Rohtang Pass optional & additional)
In the morning, proceed for a half-day sightseeing of Manali. Visit Vashishtha Kund, Hidimba Temple, Club House and Tibetan monasteries. Spend evening at leisure or take a stroll down the Mall Road. Overnight in Manali.

Day 4: Manali to Chandigarh
Check out from the hotel and en-route visit to Kullu also known as the Valley of Gods.Drop at your preferred hotel at Chandigarh

Chandigarh - Amritsar 1 Night - Dalhousie 2 Nights - Dharamshala 1 Night - Chandigarh (4 Nights 5 Days)

Day 1: Chandigarh - Amritsar (226 kms, 4hrs 20mns)
Early morning check out from hotel and transfer by surface to Amritsar. Check In at the Hotel, freshen up and leave for Wagah Border. Evening visit to the Golden Temple (The famous Sikh pilgrim place) and Jaliawalan Bagh. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Amritsar – Dalhausie (200kms, 4 hrs)
Morning leave for Dalhousie. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Day at leisure & shopping at local market in Dalhousie. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 3: Dalhaousie Khajjar
After Breakfast proceed for Khajjar, flow through a mesmerizing experience. Khajjar is often called India's Mini Switzerland, Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part of the notified Kalatop - Khajjiar sanctuary, where you can enjoy horse riding, adventure activities at Khajjiar. Stay overnight at Hotel in Dalhousie. The vast emerald green meadow of Khajjiar with its thick forested slopes of deodhars, the stupendous mountain views from Lakkar Mandi. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Dalhousie to Dharamshala (3hrs 30mns – 120 kms)
Proceed to Dharamshala. On arrival in Dharamshala, check in at the hotel, after freshening up leave for local sightseeing, visit Bhagsunag Temple and Dalai Lama Monastery, Later visit Dharamshala Stadium (Subject to operation). Enjoy shopping at Macleodganj Bazaar.

Day 5: Dharamshala - Chandigarh (240 kms 5hrs 30mns)
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to visit Dharamshalla Stadium and then leave for Chandigarh.

Tour ends with Happy Memories!!

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Mr. Anuj Mukhopadhyay