Tours

 

                         EX CHANDIGARH - PROPOSED ITINERARIES

OPTION 1

01 DAY - CHANDIGARH 

Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics.



Program Itinerary:


. Morning after breakfast we visit Rose Garden, Asia's largest, containing more than 17000 species of plants and over 16000 varieties of roses.
     
. Post lunch, we will be visiting a garden, one of its own kind in India; famous for unique sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. Rock Garden is also
   
known by the name Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder. Nek Chand was a former government official who started cultivating this garden secretly in his spare time. He
   
kept it hidden from the government authorities for 18 years, till 1975. The garden features several interlinked causeways that run along the waterfalls of the Sukhna Lake and is
    landscaped with pottery and sculptures of dancers, animals and musicians.
     
. Evening spend at Sukhna Lake, a famous hangout among localities and tourists both. It’s a beautiful man-made lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. One can also visit a
    Museum. and an Art Gallery there, for Gandhara period stone sculptures, Hindu sculpture, Miniature Paintings, Decorative arts and coins. The credit for the wonderful designing of
    this museum goes to Le Corbusier.

 

COST: INR 3145/-* PER PERSON
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

  Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
  All applicable Taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above


*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation.

 

 

OPTION 2

01 DAY - KASAULI 

 
Kasauli is a small hill town in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Its home to gabled colonial-era houses, orchards and green-roofed Christ Church, dating from the mid-19th century. At the southern edge of town, Monkey Point overlooks forests of horse chestnut and Himalayan oak. A small temple also sits atop the hill.
 

Program Itinerary:


. Morning we drive from Chandigarh to Kasauli (Approx. 60 km/ 2 hours). Enjoy the scenic beauty en-route; on reaching Kasauli visit Monkey Point. Monkey Point is the highest p
    peak of the town of Kasauli. From the point, tourists can get a complete view of the plains of Chandigarh region and the river Sutlej flowing through the valleys.
     
. For a small town that it is, the mall road provides flattering options for shopping and eating out. This area is a popular yet a very quiet spot to enjoy the sunset pine-laid
   
landscapes, valleys and sceneries.
     
. Afternoon visit Christ Church followed by visit to Sunset Point and enjoy a quieter walk through the valleys and some of Kasauli’s most calm and breath-taking sceneries
    on a path called Lover’s Lane. Drive back to Chandigarh.

COST: INR 2980/-* PER PERSON
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

 Full day Chauffeur driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
  All applicable Taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above


*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation.

 

 

OPTION 3

01 DAY - ANANDUR SAHIB 
 


Anandpur Sahib sometimes referred to simply as Anandpur ("city of bliss"), is a city on the edge of Shivalik Hills, in the state of Punjab, India. The city is one of the most sacred places in Sikhism, being the place where the last two Sikh Gurus lived.
 

Program Itinerary:


. Morning drive for Anandpur Sahib (Approx. 85kms/ 1.5 to 2 hours). At Anandpur Sahib, where we visit Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara that marks the birthplace of
    Khalsa and one of the five religious authorities (Five Takhts) of Sikhism. Standing on a hillock, the present complex was built between 1936 and 1944.
     
. In the second half we visit Virasat-e-Khalsa; a museum on Sikhism, located in this holy town, Anandpur Sahib.  The museum that also resembles a fortress,  celebrates 500
   
years of the Sikh history and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Khalsa, based on the scriptures written by the tenth and last guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Evening drive back
    to Chandigarh.

 

COST: INR 3145/-* PER PERSON
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

  Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
  All applicable Taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above


*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation.

 

 

OPTION 4

01 Night /02 Days - SHIMLA

 
Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. Its also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Program Itinerary:


DAY 1:

. Morning we drive from Chandigarh to Shimla (Approx. 135 Kms/Approx. 3 to 4 hours) en-route visit Tara Devi Temple, nestled atop the Tara Parvat at Shoghi …
    Afternoon arrive the capital of the state of Himachal.
     
. Post Lunch explore the town; visit famous Jakhu Temple (Lord Hanuman Temple), Indian Institute of Advance Studies and Chadwick falls …
     
. Evening at leisure; stroll around the famous Shimla Mall Road, enjoy beautiful scenery around. Overnight stay at hotel at Shimla.

DAY 2:

. Morning Visit St. Andrews Church and Himachal State Museum before leaving for small hill town of Kufri and Chail.
     
. Enjoy Horse riding at Kufri that is famous for its ski slopes (tourists can enjoy skiing during winter seasons).
     
. Visit world’s highest cricket pitch at Chail before driving back to Chandigarh (Approx. 3to4 hours/ 110 kms).

 

COST: INR 10,444/-* PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

 Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
 Stay at 4* property for 01 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
 All Applicable taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above


*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation
.

 

OPTION 5

01 Nights /02 Days - AMRITSAR + WAGAH BORDER 

 
Amritsar is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, 28 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled old town, the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is the holiest Gurdwara (religious complex) of the Sikh religion. The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force, BSF) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.
 

Program Itinerary:


DAY 1:

. Morning drive Chandigarh to Amritsar (Approx. 230 km/Approx. 4 to 5 hours).
     
. Afternoon visit Wagah Border; much famous for evening flag-off ceremony between two neighboring nations. It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as
   
brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.  Evening back to Amritsar. Overnight at hotel at Amritsar. 

DAY 2:

. Morning after breakfast we visit, Sri Harmandir Sahib also known as Golden Temple and the Darbar Sahib, is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of
    Sikhism.
     
. After a devotional start of the day, visit Jalianwala Bagh, a public garden in Amritsar that took its name from, the massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 
   
13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in 
    Jallianwala Bagh. Afternoon drive back to Chandigarh.

 

COST: INR 12,584/-* PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

  •  Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
     Stay at 4* property for 01 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
     All Applicable taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above


*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation
.

 

OPTION 6

02 Nights /03 Days - DELHI & AGRA 

Program Itinerary:


DAY 1:

. Morning drive Chandigarh to Delhi (Approx. 250 km/ Approx. 4 to 5 hours)
     
. Afternoon visit 73mtr high minaret, better known as Qutub Minar, is a five storey tower with spiral staircase inside. Evening explore the markets and nightlife at the heart of the city, 
   
Connaught Place. Overnight at hotel at Delhi.

DAY 2:

. Day excursion for Agra (Approx. 235 kms/ approx. 3-4 hours through Agra Expressway). We leave early morning for the ancient city of Agra much famous for the Taj Mahal,
    the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), grandson of Akbar the great, in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum,
    entitled 'Mumtaz Mahal'.
     
. We also visit Agra Fortwhich was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The Agra fort is a  
   
UNESCO World Heritage site. Return back to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.


DAY 3:

. Today after an early breakfast visit Old Delhi area to explore one of largest Mosque in India, Jama Masjid was also built by Emperor Shahjahan in the year 1656. Also visit the
    one of oldest living market in India “Chandni Chowk”. Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the
     narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Afternoon leave back for Chandigarh. En-route enjoy your meals
    at a place called Murthal. Dinner at Late evening arrive Chandigarh.
 

COST: INR 18,267/- *PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

 Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
 Stay at 4* property for 02 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
 All Applicable taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above

*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation.



OPTION 7

2 Nights /3 Days - DEHRADUN-RISHIKESH 

 
Deharadun, the capital city of Indian state of Uttrakhand is an amazing city with 6-sided “Ghanta Ghar” (clock tower) at its core Paltan Bazaar (a busy shopping area) to its southwest; Sikh temple “Gurdwara Nanaksar”, topped with ornate white and golden domes, towards its east and a Tibetan Buddhist Center called “Mind rolling Monastery” with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa towards its southwest. Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation as also for experiencing adventure sports like White Water River rafting, Bungee Jumping, Trekking and Camping etc. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

Program Itinerary:


DAY 1:

. Morning drive Chandigarh to Delhi (Approx. 250 km/ Approx. 4 to 5 hours)
     
. After noon visit Robber’s Cave (locally known as “Guchhupani”, is a river cave formation in Himalaya; followed by visit to “Shastradhara” that is a thousand fold spring; 
   
one of the most popular tourist spot here. Tonight we stay at Dehradun.

DAY 2:

. Today first half we visit FRI (Forest Research Institute) that houses museums and parks in the main building complex that is also one of the finest examples of British Architecture in
    India.
     
. Afternoon drive towards the holy town of “Rishikesh”, also known as Yoga Capital of India (Approx. 60kms/ Approx. 2-3 hours). We check-in at a riverside luxury camp,  
   
enjoy a relaxed evening with bonfire, snacks and light music. Overnight stay at camp at Rishikesh.


DAY 3:

. This day starts with exciting Yoga and Meditation session performed amidst serene natural surroundings, followed by hot served breakfast and an exciting rafting trip 
    on holy river Ganges. One also has the option to indulge in activities like Rappelling and/or trek in Rishikesh Himalayas.
     
. After a delicious Indian meal at the camp we leave for our journey back to Chandigarh. (Approx. 230 kms/ 6to7 hours). Arrive Chandigarh by late evening.  

 

COST: INR 19,703/-* PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

 Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
 Stay at 4* property for 01 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
 All Applicable taxes
 Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp
 Evening bonfire with light veg snacks, morning/eve tea at camp
 01 rafting trip once during stay at camp
 All Applicable taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above

  *Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation.


OPTION 8

2 Nights /3 Days - DEHRADUN-MUSSOORIE

Deharadun, the capital city of Indian state of Uttrakhand is an amazing city with 6-sided “Ghanta Ghar” (clock tower) at its core Paltan Bazaar (a busy shopping area) to its southwest; Sikh temple “Gurdwara Nanaksar”, topped with ornate white and golden domes, towards its east and a Tibetan Buddhist Center called “Mind rolling Monastery” with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa towards its southwest …
Mussoorie is a hill station developed by Britishers as their summer retreat; about 35 kilometers from the state capital of Dehradun. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “The Queen of Hills”. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines ...

Program Itinerary:


DAY 1:

. Morning leave for the capital city of a Himalayan State of Uttrakhand (Approx. 170kms/ approx. 4 to 5 hours). After noon visit Robber’s Cave (locally known as “Guchhupani”,
    is a river cave formation in Himalaya; followed by visit to “Shastradhara” that is a thousand fold spring; one of the most popular tourist spot here. Tonight we stay at Dehradun.

DAY 2:

. Today first half we visit FRI (Forest Research Institute) that houses museums and parks in the main building complex that is also one of the finest examples of British Architecture in
    India.
     
. Afternoon drive towards the famous hill station of Mussoorie (Approx. 35kms/ Approx. 1.5 to 2hrs). Check-in to hotel. Evening stroll around famous Mall Roadexplore Tibetan
    Market, Cable Car ride, Horse riding etc. on mall. Overnight stay at a hotel at Mussoorie. 

DAY 3:

. First half of the day we visit Company Garden and Kempty waterfalls. Post lunch we drive back for Chandigarh. (Approx. 200 kms/ 5to6 hours). Arrive back Chandigarh
    by late evening. 

 

COST: INR 21,594/- *PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
(COST APPLICABLE ON MIN 02 PAX)
COST INCLUDES

 Full day Chauffer driven all inclusive cab as per itinerary above
 Stay at 4* property for 01 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
 Stay at 4* property for 01 night in base category room on bed and breakfast basis
 All Applicable taxes

COST EXCLUDES – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above

*Approximate Cost. Actual Cost may differ at the time of confirmation

 

For more information please contact:
Anubhav Sharma
+91 9625975079
hospitality@iasgcon2018.org