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Abode of Dalai Lama in Himalyas

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Itinerary at a Glance :Delhi – Nalagarh – Pragpur – Dharamsala – Palampur – Naggar – Shimla

Day 01: Delhi

On arrival in India our representative will welcome you at the International airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi-Chandigarh-Nalagarh
Today early morning our representative would transfer you to the railway station to board train for Chandigarh. Breakfast on board. On arrival our representative would meet you and transfer to Nalagarh surrounded by endless acres of greenery, located affording a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa river. Nalagarh rises above a 10 acre estate of forest and orchard built on five levels, three of which have well manicured green areas. Check into the hotel and evening free to relax. You have the option of swimming pool, pitch and putt golf green, health club with steam bath and herbal massage, games like badminton and croquet, bar, dining room, nature walks or fishing at Gobind Sagar Lake. Overnight at Nalagarh.

Day 03 : Nalagarh-Pragpur
After breakfast drive to Pragpur the first World Heritage Site in India. The landscape is beautiful with a rich variety of flora, fauna, innumerable small monuments and an ideal ambience for walks. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at Pragpur.

Day 04 : In Pragpur
After an early breakfast in hotel drive to Bharwain located at an elevation of 4000 ft. It is recommended that you should driven to Bharwain and walk from there to have a breath taking natural views. From the roadside a narrow inclined path descends past terraced fields for about 1 km and ends on the bed of a seasonal stream with screw stones. Continue walking on this streambed down-slope. After about 2 kms it will reach to Chanota via Bhadyaru. At Chanota on top of a small hill, there are old but now largely abandoned houses of Brahmins. Beyond Chanota across the stream there is a mudstone road leading to Nalsuha. Follow this for about 3 kms to Nalsuha, after crossing Nalsuha the road carries on to the Hamlet of Karoli, about 2 kms away from Karoli the road goes to Har and joins the Pragpur road and the Judge's Court.Overnight at Pragpur.

Day 05 : Pragpur - Dharamshala
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala covering a distance of 60 Kms / 2 Hrs. On arrival check-into the hotel. After fresh-up visit with the House of Dalai Lama and the Tibetean Medical Center. Overnight at Dharamshala.

Day 06 : Dharamshala - Palampur
After breakfast drive (35 kms /1 hr) to the town surrounded by well-laid tea gardens. Check in at hotel. Situated on a forested state surrounded by tea gardens of the Kangra Valley. Located at a height of 1000 meters, Taragarh is at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains with splendid views of surrounding snow capped peaks. Overnight at Palampur.

Day 07 :  Palampur
After an early breakfast depart for a 6-7 hrs trek to Seven Echo Hill/Langa. This is not a very difficult trek and covers a variety of terrains. En route you can see various villages and gain the cultural experience. Overnight at Palampur.

Day 08 : Palampur-Kullu-Naggar
After breakfast drive (260 kms /08-09 hrs) to Naggar.Up on arrival check in to the hotel. Naggar is a big village with the old Castle of Kullu 'Raja'. It was an old capital of the Kullu state. The area is dotted with orchards, villages and green fields. The scenic view of the whole Kullu valley and mountains is unforgettable.  Overnight at Naggar.

Day 09 : In Naggar
After an early breakfast visit the Roe rich Art Gallery. It is a 5 min walk from the castle. Later proceed for a trek to Bijli Mahadev and back. Overnight at Naggar.

Day 10 : Naggar-Solang-Naggar
After breakfast drive to Solang valley, at a distance of 30 Km along the Beas river. The valley's ski slopes are set against a backdrop of deciduous forests, glaciers and majestic peaks. At a height of 2,800 mts, it is one of the most scenic areas in India. Trek to the glacier (3-4) hrs and back. Overnight at Naggar.

Day 11 : Naggar-Shimla
After breakfast drive to Shimla (260Kms /8hours). Shimla was the former 'summer capital' of British India and is the present-day state capital of Himachal Pradesh. It still holds lingering echoes of its colonial past. Go shopping on the fashionable Mall, visit its neo-Gothic churches, the grand former Viceroi Lodge and the cemeteries. Overnight at Shimla.

Day 12 : Shimla-Chandigarh-Delhi
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh to board your train for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi our representative would meet you and transfer you to the international airport for boarding your flight towards your own destination.