A wonderful thirteen day trip through the southernmost Himalayas combines with time in the delightful hill station of Dharamsala and adjacent McLeod Gang – home to the Dalai Lama and a large community of Tibetans. Our carefully planned itinerary passes through the holy city of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Both the city offers spectacular view of jungle-clad hills and emerging as most popular destination for yoga and meditation.
After relaxing for a day in capital city, we head towards Haridwar where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya. Both the town Rishikesh and Haridwar come alive with flickering flames as floating offerings are released onto the Ganges during the evening prayer ceremony. Leaving the holy city behind, we arrive in Chandigarh, located in foothills of Shivalik range. Continuing with the visit, we arrive Amritsar - home to the magnificent Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine and one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. From here, we move on to Dharamshala/Mcleodganj - it is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many monks and nuns. Following the path of circuit, we will explore the historical as well as heritage village such as Andretta, Palampur and Pragpur. Last destination of our trip would be Shimla before getting back to Delhi. Visiting the local market and walk along the mall Road would be an ideal way to explore the ‘queen of hill station’. Train ride between Shimla and Kalka offers hairpin bends and many tunnels worth capturing in camera. After a night’s halt in Delhi, our trips come to end.