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Grand tour in the Himalayas
Himalayas are always point of attraction to the tourists around the world. Himalaya own its beauty and so mysterious also. Tourist love it's natural beauty and explore mysteries inside it. Sushant Travel come with this unique package to explore Himalayas.
Places to cover : Delhi-Chandigarh-Dharamsala-Manali-Shimla-Haridwar
At the New Delhi airport, you will be met by representative of Sushant Travels. You will receive a traditional Indian greeting "Swagat" with a garland of flowers. After the welcome transfer and accommodation at the hotel. Short rest.
In the afternoon, a half-day sightseeing tour around Delhi. Delhi is the capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers flourished on his royal land in the past 3000 years. The legacy of them still lives in many monuments, from the mausoleum of the Lodi Kings of the 13th century to the buildings of the British Empire, such as the Parliament Building or the Presidential Palace. The program includes inspection of the gate of India, the Presidential Palace and the government building (from the side). Visiting the 72-meter-long minaret of Qutub-Minar, built in the 12th-14th centuries, decorated with calligraphy and a symbol of Muslim rule in Delhi. In the evening, you can see the temple of Akshardham. Temple Akshardham is a recently opened temple, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most grandiose Hindu temple in the world. The height of the palace is 42 m, width and length 94 and 106 m. It is decorated with 234 columns, 9 majestic domes, 20 tetrahedral towers and more than 20 thousand statues. On the perimeter of the building are figures of 148 elephants. This is a genuine man-made masterpiece of stone carvings. Amaze openwork carved vaults, reminiscent of the carvings in the thousand-year Jain temples, sculptures of the gods, graceful bas-reliefs, in which the minute details are worked out. Visiting this place will not leave you indifferent. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast departure to Chandigarh. Chandigarh was honored to become the capital of two states simultaneously, not officially referring to either of them - the city is an independent territory. Father - the creator of the city-garden called the French architect Le Corbusier. The city, as Le Corbusier planned, looks at the faces of its inhabitants - houses whose windows are turned away from the three-lane modern highways; bicycle paths; city gardens with roses and bougainvilleas. Created an artificial lake Sukha Lake, on which weekend lovers ride on water bicycles, their happy appearance confirms Nehru's words that "Chandigarh is an expression of faith in the future of the Indian nation."
Pindzhora Gardens is a reconstructed park of the 17th century, conceived and defeated by the half-brother of the Emperor Aurangzeb by Nawab Fidai Khan and planted with fruit trees. In the park, the Nawab project built fountains and pavilions in the style of emperors from the Mughal dynasty.
Garden of stones. Here you can see bright incarnations of ideas from stone and metal of local sculptors. The entertainment part of the tour will be waterfalls and intricate labyrinths, as well as a laughing room and a state museum. Rest and night in the hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel a sightseeing tour. Dharamsala - in translation from Sanskrit "sanctuary", a small town in Kangra County, divided into two zones - the upper (MacLeod Ganj) and the lower (the market and bus station). Another name of the town is "Little Lhasa", which is associated with a large number of Tibetan refugees.
MacLeod Ganj is a tourist area. Main Attractions - Dalai Lama Residence - on certain days, His Holiness arranges social receptions (the time must be known in advance). Visit to Namgyal Monastery, Tibet Cultural Center, Tibetan Medicine Institute and Meng-chi Khang Astrology, Tibetan Library. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Ravalsar. On the way visit the town of Mandi. Mandi - the gate to the valley of Kullu. This city, located at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level, is known there that it houses 81 churches dedicated to the god Shiva. The most interesting Panchvaktra Temple, located on the river bank and built in the 7th century, you can visit. Upon arrival in Rewalsar, check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Manali. On the way visit the town of Manikaran, in the center of which is Gudvara Sri Guru Nanak, hiding behind the veil of steam. The city is famous for medicinal hot springs, the steam from which spreads everywhere.
After breakfast, we leave for Manali, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north of India, the "queen of mountain resorts" where the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi, liked to relax. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Surrounded by high mountains, the city as a magnet attracts travelers: lovers of trekking, rock climbing, mountain safaris, paragliding and rafting. For connoisseurs of natural beauty, not far is the Rahla waterfall 50 meters high, and history lovers can visit the Gauri Shankar temple, built in the 12th century.
After breakfast we will visit the temple of Hidimba built in 1553 and the temple of Manu, erected in honor of the hermit named Manu, who settled here after the Flood (the etymology of Manali's name goes back exactly to this event). Then we will see Tibetan monasteries and a medical center, hot keys Vashist. Overnight at the hotel.
Today we will go to the museum and art gallery of the Roerich family, located in Naggar, 30 kilometers from Manali. In the very center of the village, above a steep cliff almost two kilometers high, stands Rajey Kullu Castle, built in the Pahari style. Now it houses a hotel with a museum, in which the interior, including a small temple of Jagtypatah, has been preserved almost in its original form. A little higher, 15 minutes walk, is the Urusvati Institute of Himalayan Studies, which was founded by Nikolai Konstantinovich together with his wife Helena Roerich. It collected samples of folk art of mountain inhabitants, as well as flora, paintings and photos. In place of the artist's cremation, a memorial stone is erected next to his house, in which the Hindi language is carved: "On December
15, 1947, the body of Maharishi Nicholas Roerich, the great Russian friend of India, was sacrificed here. Let there be peace. " Return to the hotel, free time, overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel we will go to Shimla. "These places are so majestic and so clean that only the gods can live here," Kipling wrote about the capital of the state, Himachal Pradesh. At the time of British colonization, it was the summer capital of British India and the final station of the Kalka-Shimla railway track, built in 1903. In the vicinity, the atmosphere of the colonial era with its large old houses, churches, shops and Anglo-Saxon names preserved. Arrival in Shimla and accommodation at the hotel.
Shimla - the former summer capital of the British nobility, now - a city for rest and spending holidays. Cascades of emerald hills, yellow roofs of houses, blue sky and colored national costumes of local residents merge into one, diluted by a noisy city bazaar and crowds of tourists.
After breakfast, the excursion program awaits you: Temple Jakhu - the famous palace of Hanuman, the god of monkeys. Be careful, there are many monkeys here. Visiting the Official Residence of the Vice-King of England, outwardly resembling something between the Harry Potter School and the London Tower. You are also waiting for a walk along the central shopping street and visiting the Church of Christ, one of the oldest Catholic churches in India, opened in 1857. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast departure to Haridwar, one of the sacred cities of India. The city is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of the sacred river Ganges and is a special place for Hindu pilgrims. This is the first city on the plain, into which the Ganges River falls down from the mountains. Here the river becomes calmer, although it does not lose its current velocity. According to the legend, Haridwar received the blessing from the whole trinity of gods of the Hindu pantheon - the destroyer of Shiva, the creator of Vishnu and the creator of
Brahma and possesses a huge energy power. In addition, Haridwar is not only a place of religious pilgrimage and spiritual purification, but also an important educational center in the field of arts, science and culture.
In the afternoon, visit the Chandi Devi Temple and in the evening on the river bank you will see the exciting action of the "aarati" service. It is held every evening at sunset in the ashram of Parmarh Niketan on the shore of the sacred Ganges, pleasing the heart, nourishing the soul and creating harmony of elements. Fire, water, earth, air come in perfect balance during the ritual and leave you feeling of perfection.
After breakfast, an excursion to Rishikeshprohulka on Rishikesh, which is also a special place of pilgrimage for Hindus and followers of yoga. It was here that the famous Beatles musical group received a blessing from their spiritual guru. Here, as in Haridwar, there is a whole chain of ashrams and temples giving knowledge on the spiritual path. The sacred river Ganges gives this place a special beauty and purity. The coast of the river is covered with a green forest, characteristic of mountainous areas. Rishikesh is known for its various yoga schools and is famous for its teachers and specialists. Along with wandering ascetics - sadhus and saints, every year the city is visited by a huge number of tourists attracted by the beauty of places, and also by types of active tourism, such as rafting, trekking, mountain tourism. You will visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula and Gita Bhavan. Later the trip was higher in the mountains to the cave where many famous saints meditated.