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Tour To The Sacred Himalayas
The extraterrestrial landscapes of the Himalayan mountains, the incredible energy of ancient shrines and temple complexes, the beauty of picturesque waterfalls and the healing power of natural springs - all this awaits you in India, far from the trampled tourist routes. We invite you to travel to the north of this multifaceted and able to surprise again and again the country. You will visit the sacred temple for the Sikhs, get to the temple dedicated to Shiva of Baijnath and see the jyotir-lingam stored in it, relax in the mountain resort of Kasol, bathe in the healing springs in Manali and learn more than 80 shrines in Mandi. You are waiting for interesting trekking to beautiful waterfalls, exciting excursions and acquaintance with the spiritual heritage of Hinduism.
Arrival in the drowning in the green capital of India - New Delhi, meeting at the airport with a representative of the Sushant Travels, transfer to the hotel of the chosen category, rest. Free time you can use for walking along the crowded streets of the city and visiting restaurants and cafes. Be sure to buy from a street vendor a deep-fried chaat - a traditional Indian pie made of puff pastry stuffed with lentils or potatoes. Explore the local attractions - a large palace complex of the Mughal era in Red Fort and the famous Rang Mahal.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the sacred city of the Sikh Temple of the Golden Temple - Amritsar (distance - 460 kilometers, travel time - 8 hours). It is at an altitude of 218 meters above sea level. Arrival, transfer to the hotel complex and rest. In the evening you will go to the temple of one of the main goddesses of Hinduism Durga - Durgiana Mandir. The shrine is located in the center of a picturesque lake, its carved doors are covered with silver, and the dome - with gold.
In the morning, you will visit the main sight of Amritsar - the Golden Temple . The most popular Sikh Gurdwara of the country. After that, you will go to the nearby park of Jallianwala Bagh. Visit the memorial, erected in memory of the victims of the clashes during the movement for Indian independence in Amritsar in 1919. Transfer to the city, which is deservedly called the center of world Buddhism - Dharamshala (distance - 200 kilometers, travel time - 6 hours). It is located at an altitude of 1,597 meters above sea level. Arrival, check-in, hotel accommodation and rest.
On this day you will find a rich excursion program on the sights of Dharamshala. Visit the temple in a small village Bhagsunag, about 1.5 kilometers from the city. There are 2 swimming pools with pure spring water, one of which is occupied by believers. If desired, you can stroll to the picturesque local waterfall - Bhagsu. After you go to the temple complex of the Dalai Lama - Tsuglagkhang . Please note that before entering here you need to leave all your personal belongings, including a camera, you can enter only ritual objects inside.Then you will go to the Catholic Church of St. John , on the territory of which is the tomb of the British Vice-King of India of the XIX century - Lord Elgin. Visiting the Norbulingka Institute , it is considered an excellent place to study Tibetan culture and art. In the local museum you will see scenes from the life of ordinary Tibetans, national costumes, figures of dancers and a library of ancient manuscripts.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the famous Himalayan resort of Manali (distance - 260 kilometers, travel time - 8 hours). On the way you will stop at the interesting sights and explore the picturesque views of the mountain peaks.Visiting the Gyuto Monastery in Sidhbari is a relic of the Gelugpa current in Tibetan Buddhism. Here is the residence of 17 Karmapa - Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Inspection of tea plantations in Palampur. After that you will reach the temple of Baijnath dedicated to Shiva . This building is more than a thousand years old, on its territory is one of the twelve scattered jyotirlingas throughout the country (according to legend, lingams are the manifestation of Shiva in the form of shining pillars of light). The temple is constantly visited by pilgrims from all over the world. Arrival in Manali, accommodation at the hotel, rest. The city is at an altitude of 1950 meters above sea level.
Breakfast in the hotel, after which you will go to the village of Vasishtha to inspect and, if desired, swim in the nearby sulphur springs. From here, a simple trekking to the Jogini waterfall is planned (a distance of 3 kilometers). Return to Manali. After lunch you will continue to explore the resort town. You will see the temple of Saint Manu, visit the temple of Hidimba Devi and look into the Tibetan monastery of Gadkhan Trekking Gompa . Do not miss the opportunity to go to artisan workshops where you can buy traditional Tibetan carpets, as well as products made of fabric, leather and wood. Free evening for independent walks in Manali.
Breakfast at the hotel and excursion to the former capital of the Raj Kullu - Naggar. A trip to the residence of the superior painter Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich , a visit to the Manor Manali and the temple and the Gauri Shankar built in the 11th-12th century are planned . Then you will have a short walk to the small temple of Murlidhar, as well as to the shrine of Tripura Sundari temple, which served as a plot for several paintings by Nicholas Roerich from the cycle "Kullu" (Himalayan series). In the afternoon - transfer to Kasol (distance - 80 kilometers, travel time - 3 hours). Arrival in a small village located in the Parvati Valley, on the shore of the river of the same name. This mountain resort is often called "mini-Israel", here you can work rafting or trekking in the picturesque surroundings. Free time for self-guided walks along the cape. Accommodation at the hotel, rest.
Transfer to Manikaran (distance - 90 kilometers, travel time - 3 hours), study of local shrines - the temple of Manikaran Sahib, as well as the inspection of three Hindu temples dedicated to Rama, Shiva and Vishnu Pilgrims, visiting Manikaran, necessarily make a bath in its life-giving sources. If you want, you can also plunge into them. In addition, in these places you will see how Hindus and Sikhs brew in sacred springs with hotter water (separate from the bath) wrapped in cloth rice. Cooked in hot springs rice is considered a "prasadam" - consecrated food. Do not miss the opportunity to try the rice "in-manikaran ski." After - transfer to a small town of Mandi, located on the banks of the river Beas and famous for its numerous temples. It is often called "Varanasi in the mountains". In total, more than 80 temples and shrines are built in the city. The most famous of them - the famous and beautiful stone carvings Panchvaktra, built in the first quarter of the XVI century Trilokinath, as well as built in 1527. Hotel accommodation. In the afternoon - a tour of Mandi, during which you will visit the most interesting of 80 city temples. The height of Mandi above sea level is 1044 meters.
Tomorrow at the hotel and transfer to the city of Shimla (distance - 190 kilometers, travel time - 6 hours). On the way, you will go to the sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs Lake Rewalsar , located 24 kilometers from Mundi. You will visit the famous Mahabharata and the sacred caves connected with the name of the legendary tantric yogi Swami Padmasambhava. Now a Buddhist temple has been erected above their arch. Visit to important Buddhist monasteries - Drikung Kagyu Gompa, Drukpa Kagyu Zigar and Zangdok Palri Phodang Gompa. In addition, On this day you will be able to see the Hindu temples of Rewalsar, dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva, and also enter the Sikh temple with gilded domes dedicated to the tenth Sikh teacher, Guru Gobind Singh.
Arrival in Shimla, accommodation at the hotel, rest. The height of Shimla above sea level is 2205 meters.
Breakfast at the hotel and excursion around Shimla. You will visit the temple of Jakhoo dedicated to the Lord Hanuman and the Church of Christ , built in the Neo-Gothic style in 1857 , you will visit the Temple of Kalibari , the residence of the viceroy , the city museum and filled with the most diverse shops. Return to the hotel, rest.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the city of architectural inspiration and experiments of the 60s - Chandigarh (distance - 130 kilometers, travel time - 3 hours). The city was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. You will see some of his creations, including the three buildings (the Supreme Court , the Legislative Assembly and the Secretariat ) the Capital complex , as well as the Open Hand monument, whose height reaches 26 meters. This huge hand size works like a weather vane and indicates the direction of the wind. Inspection of the second attendance (after the Taj Mahal) attractions of India - the world-famous Rock Garden. In the vast territory of the park you will see a lot of waterfalls, viewing platforms and grottoes, as well as appreciate more than a thousand sculptures made from recycled materials. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Breakfast at the hotel, freeing rooms and transfer to Delhi (distance - 260 kilometers, travel time - 7 hours). On the way you will enter the legendary place of battle of the royal families in 3102 BC, described in the epic Mahabharata - Kurukshetra . You will see a sacred reservoir, according to legend, the Cradle of the World - Brahma Sarovar. In the middle of the lake stands the temple of Lord Shiva - Sarveshwar Mahadev. Visit the Panorama of Kurukshetra and the Museum of Krishna. Also you will visit the small ancient temple of Shiva Sthaneshwar Mahadev and the temple of Bhadrakali, dedicated to the goddess Shakti, in which, according to legend, the Pandava brothers prayed for victory in the battle. Arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel (accommodation is not included in the tour price) or to the airport towards your next destination to catch national/international flight.
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