Spiritual North India Tour
Day 01: Arrive Delhi - Hariwar
Arrive in Delhi and check into Hotel. Fresh up at Hotel take overnight train to Haridwar
Overnight at Train.
Day 02: Haridwar - Rishikesh
Morning arrive in Haridwar check into hotel. Visit Mansa Devi Temple by cablecar. In the evening observe Ganga Aarti ritual of fire, then travel on to Rishikesh Taxi. Check into hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 03: - Rishikesh
After relax breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Rishikesh. Rishikesh is one of the holy cities in India. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is gateway to the Himalayas. The spectacular River Ganga is like pert of the city. Rishikesh is a place visited by several yogis and sages. They lived and practiced hard penance here. Rishikesh is world famous as Yoga capital of the world. Visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Beatles Ashram. Evening enjoy Ganga ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Rishikesh
Early morning have routine yoga and meditation class. Later transfer to Rajaji National Park for 04 hour Jungle Safari. Rajaji National Park has total area of 820 square kms. Rajaji National Park has highest number of elephants than all other national parks of Uttarakhand. Tiger, leopard, Monkey, Barking deer, Sambar deer, Wild Boar, Antelopes such as the Nilgai and Goral are also living here. The Rajaji National Park has more than 400 bird species. Rajaji National Park offers amazing opportunity to nature lovers to enjoy the beautiful landscape and wildlife. After lunch, transfer to small village of Gujjar tribe. Have conversation with Gujjars and know their culture. Have a tea with them. Later return to Rishikesh. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Rishikesh to Nalagarh (290 Kms / 07 to 08 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Transfer to Nalagarh. Nalagarh is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Nalagarh offers a spectacular view of the Shivalik range of Himalayas with Sirsa River. The Nalagarh Fort is amazing piece of Mughal architecture. The Nalagarh Fort has are of 20 acres with forest land. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Nalagarh to Dharamshala (220Km / 06 to 07 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Transfer to Dharmshala. Dharamsala is famous for its scenic-beauty, serenity and Tibetan culture. This evening enjoy Tibetan dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Dharamshala
Early morning attend meditation class. After breakfast proceed to city tour of Dharamsala. Visit Bagsu temple, Tibetan bazaar and Dalai Lama monasteries. Dharamshala is centre of Tibetan culture. Dalai lama's home is also situated in McloedGanj. Dharamshala is divided into lower Dharamshala and upper Dharamshala. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 Dhamsala Camping
Breakfast at Hotel. Dharamshala and drive to camp at Thatri village. From the car park area you need to walk for 15 minutes to reach to the camp. Later relax at the camp. Post lunch go for the circular walk to the nearby village to experience their lifestyle. Visit one of the traditional homes and have a cup of tea there. Later continue your walk to go nearby stream water. If temperature is good you can also swim in the pond.
After the dip in the cold water walk back towards the camp and have evening tea & snack. Later enjoy the evening at camp with the beautiful view of Kangra Valley and Dhauladhar Mountain on one side. You can lie down in the camping ground and can read some of the interesting books up there. Dinner followed by the campfire.
Day 09 Full day Camping (Hike to Jawala) 6 km/04 to 05 hrs)
From Camp Himalayan Nest the hike to Jawala is really very beautiful. Jawala is a small ridge situated at an elevation of 2100 mt. From camp to reach to Jawala you gain the elevation of 400+ mt.
The walking grade is gradual uphill through the fresh glacier stream, a very traditional village of Parli Thatri and through the forest of oak, rhododendron and another Himalayan bushes.At some point the view of Dhauladhar specially the Kundli Pass & Inderhara Pass are quite grand. Once you reach at the top of Jawala you have wide and beautiful view of Kangra Valley.
Later spend couple of hours at the top for writing with the fantaboulous views. Enjoy your pack lunch at the top and later walk back to the camp. After crossing the stream you can take a different route to reach to the camp. Overnight at Camp Himalayan Nest.
Day 10: Full day camping
After the breakfast in the morning get ready with your guide for the hike towards Mana Got OR in a different area where Rhododendron would be in full bloom. Mana Got is and used to be a grassland for the shepherd people to graze their animals in summer and monsoon time and they people were used to stay in the temporary huts which still you can see. To reach to Mana Got its uphill walk via upper Thatri village. You can see some good views of mountain from there. The area is also famous for some birds like Kites, Vultures etc. You can see the different varieties here. Walk back to the camp via Bangotu village. By evening reach back to the camp. Dinner followed by the campfire.
Day 11: Dharamsala to Amritsar (250 KM)
In the morning drive to Amritsar (250 Km). Arrive Amritsar and check in at hotel. Later start sightseeing tour of Amritsar. Visit Golden Temple-also called as Harmandir Sahib, Jalianwala Bagh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum situated in the heart of Ram Bagh and in the evening visit the Wagah border to see the flag retreat ceremony. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay at Amritsar Hotel.
Day 12: Amritsar to Delhi 18310 train
Visit Golden Temple-also called as Harmandir Sahib, Jalianwala Bagh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum situated in the heart of Ram Bagh and in the evening visit the Wagah border to see the flag retreat ceremony. Take the night train to Delhi.
Day 13: Delhi to Agra
Upon arrival in Delhi, we travel by car to Agra. Once in Agra, we are taken to our hotel..
Later on, we visit the incomparable Taj Mahal - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in loving memory of his wife, and will always remain a symbol of undying love for anyone who sees it!
Day 14: Agra to Delhi
We take a very early transfer back to Delhi, and then catch flights.