15 Days Shimla & Stately Homes in the Himalayas

15 Days Shimla & Stately Homes in the Himalayas

Shimla & Stately Homes in the Himalayas Duration: 15 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Palampur - Dharamsala - Pragpur - Nalagarh - Nakagarh - Delhi
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Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi in the midnight and spend the night at Hotel Oberoi.

Day 2: To Shimla
This day is reserved for optional sightseeing of Delhi. In the evening board Kalka Mail from Delhi. Overnight journey in air conditioned first class sleeper.

Day 3: Shimla
You will arrive at Kalka in the early hours of the morning which lies at the foothills of Himalayas. Board Shivalik Express, the narrow gauge train to reach Shimla in less than 5 hours. Stay for 3 nights at Cecil Hotel.

Days 4 & 5: Shimla
Shimla is ideal for leisurely walk centering on busy Shimla Mall. Pay a visit to the mock Tudor Library, Christ Church, the Gaiety Theater and Viceregal Lodge.

Day 6: Palampur
Drive to Palampur and stay for two nights at Taragarh Palace which is a period property nestled in mango orchards. The place is known for tea plantation and magnificent snow view. This place is ideal for walking. You will have the company of the same driver who will drop you at Chandigarh at the time of departure.

Day 7: Palampur
Engage in local sightseeing; visit Neughal Khad, a 300 meters chasm in the River Bundla.

Day 8: Dharamsala
Take a drive to Dharmasala, the current residence of Dalai Lama and accommodate yourself at Clouds End, a well-managed period hotel enjoying excellent views of the valley. Stay for two nights. Located along the spur of Dhauladhar Range, Dharmasala overlooks the Kangra Valley and the Shiwalik Mountains.

Day 9: Dharamsala
Visit Mcleodganj, the headquarters of honored Dalai Lama and the Norbulingka Institute, known as a center of Buddhist teaching. It has a rich collection of painted images. Pay a visit to Namgyal monastery, Kalchakra temple, Bhagsunath temple and Museum of Kangra Art (has paintings by Roerich).

Day 10: Pragpur
As you drive to Pragpur, a medieval heritage village with cobbled streets and slate roofs, visit the sights of Kangra enroute. It includes Nagarkot Fort sited on a steep rock over the valley and Brajesvari Devi temple. Spend two nights at Judges Court, a heritage property where you can enjoy warmth of traditional hospitality of the royal family.

Day 11: Pragpur
Explore the village at leisure.

Day 12: Nalagarh
Spend 2 nights at Nalagarh Fort, a heritage resort that offers warm hospitality. The fort provides beautiful view of orchards, forests and abundant wildlife.

Day 13: Nakagarh
Explore the village at leisure.

Day 14: Delhi
In the morning drive to Chandigarh, a city designed by Le Corbusier in varied sectors. Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden are the important landmarks of the city. Visit Pinjore Gardens on the outskirts of the city that lies near Kalka. Board mid day Shatabdi Express from Chandigarh to reach Delhi in the evening.
Stay at Park Hotel or Welcome Marriott till you leave at midnight.

Day 15: Fly Out
Take a flight to international destination.

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