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DAY 1: FRANCE / FLIGHT TO DELHI.
Flight to Delhi. After the immigration and collecting the baggage, you will be greeted by one of our representatives and then transferred to your hotel.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Ashok Country Resort or Similar 🚍 Drive: 30 Minutes
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 300 m

DAY 2: DELHI / FLIHGT CHANDIGARH / RDIVE TO SHIMLA.
Transfer to the to the airport to take the flight to Chandigarh. Arrival in Chandigarh, visit the city beautiful built by Le Corbusier, the famous Swiss architect.

Rock garden is a large park of sculptures made with recycled industrial and domestic waste, including ceramic objects, bangles, bottles, and electrical waste, that have been designed and executed by Nek Chand single handedly in his spare time in the year 1957 it is said to be the second most visited site in India after the Taj Mahal.
Sukhna Lake nestled at the foot of Shivalik Hills, Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh Stretching for a distance of 3 sq. km., Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake and is the only one of its kind in the city created in the year 1958 by damming the seasonal Sukhna Choe (Stream) that flows down the Shivalik Hills. The promenade in front of the lake is frequented by walkers and joggers who carry out their exercise regimes here. Moreover, it also has one of the longest rowing channels in the country that host the Asian Rowing Championships.
Lunch in CITY BEAUTIFUL, then we drive 4 hours we reach Shimla.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Clark or Similar 🚍 Drive: 3/4 hours /120 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2206 m

Day 3: VISIT SHIMLA.
After breakfast we are going to visit the Institute of Advance Studies, Lakkar Bazar, Christ Church, The Ridge and The Mall.
Rashterpati Niwar or Viceregal Lodge was built by the British, the building was made as a summer retreat for the Indian President. But it was passed on to the nation by Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the then President of India, as an institute to promote advanced studies in arts & humanities. The grand architectural beauty and the soothing surroundings make it one of the popular tourist attractions in Shimla. And the colonial building is perfect for some wonderful camera shots.
When the sun reaches the horizon in the evening, Lakkar Bazar is a different sight, altogether. The long stretch of shops on either side offers some of the finest woodwork artefacts. Apart from artefacts, you can also buy winter wears at a very cheap price. It is a good place to pick souvenirs and little gifts for your loved ones.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Clark or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1 hour
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2206 m

DAY 4: SHIMLA / SAHARAN.
After breakfast, drive from Shimla to Sarahan via Kufri, Theog, Fagu, Narkanda, Rampur, on this route, halt at Rampur for lunch, one of the largest shopping centers in Himachal Pradesh. On reaching Sarahan, check-in to your hotel. Sarahan commands a view of Srikhand Mahadev Peak and is famous for 800 years old Bhimakali Temple, one of the best examples of Hill Architecture. In the evening, enjoy panoramic view of Shrikhand Peaks. Also visiting Bhimakali Temple - one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, Attend the mesmerizing evening Aarti Ceremony thereafter this return to your hotel.
The Bhimakali Temple at Sarahan is one such architectural marvel, which is developed by local craftsmen with locally available building materials and represents the finest example of architectural expression of hill which merges well with the mountainous backdrop. The
construction materials and technology used in this temple makes it one of the finest examples of traditional earthquake resistant buildings, which is also sustainable. This paper intends to cover different architectural and planning aspects of Bhimakali Temple at Sarahan, to have a better and holistic understanding of this architectural marvel.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Srikhand or Similar 🚍 Drive: 4/5 hours /175 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2100 m

DAY 5: SAHARAN / SANGLA.
Depart for Sangla via Karcham. Your journey from here will take you to another spectacular destination in the middle Himalayas which is also known as Baspa valley – One of the prettiest valleys in Himachal.Explore the vicinity around including an ancient Kamru Fort & Temple dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya Devi (Kamakshi Devi.) Kamru Fort built by Lord Badhrinath Ji thousands of years ago. According to a folklore fort there are about 36 crore (360,000,000) gods and goddess residing in the fort.
The fort has a distinctive wooden balcony, an elegant timber terrace marvellously decorated with carvings and an idol of Kamakhya Devi (Kamakshi Devi) perched right on top of the building. The idol is believed to be of great significance to the locals; it was brought here all the way from Guwahati. There’s also a 15th-century Badrinath Temple inside the premises which serves as the venue of a fair held once every three years in honour of the deity. The locals also believe that this fort guards the whole valley from evil spirts.

🏨 Accommodation: Fix Camp Kinner Camp or Similar 🚍 Drive: 4/5 hours /165 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2650 m

DAY 6: SANGLA / CHITKUL / SANGLA.
The journey to Chitkul is altogether different experience in itself. It is sparsely populated with as many as 600 locals who are warm, loving and extremely hospitable towards the tourists. While travelling to the valley, you will see River Baspa on your right and on the way, you will also pass through the Rakcham village which is commonly known as the model village of the region.
Chitkul is said to be the last inhabited village within the Indian boundaries on the old Indo-Tibetan Road. (The Indian Road ends here.) Situated at the height of 3450 meters. Walk in the villages and meetings with the inhabitants. The traditional houses, temples, Gompas and the people of Baspa valley conjure up the perfect image of Shangri La. Back to Sangla.

🏨 Accommodation: Fix Camp Kinner Camp or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1/2 hours /50 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2100 m

DAY 7: SANGLA / REKONGPEO / KALPA.
Another marvellous day waits for you as us drive off from Sangla towards Kalpa. The sheer sight of the Kinner-Kailash range in the backdrop of this beautiful, tiny hamlet will take your breath away and gives us tremendous opportunities for photography.
Reckongpeo is the administrative headquarters of Kinnaur District in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 2,670 metres above sea level. Local call it the ‘Land of Gods’ and is truly a treasure amidst the mighty mountains. The Shivling rock and the Kailash Mountain are both visible from Reckongpeo. From here we are going to visit the Chandika Temple at Kothi village- Perched at a distance of nearly 3kms, Chandika Temple is dedicated to goddess Chandika.After visiting the Chandika temple we drive back to Reckongpeo for lunch and to make permits for Spiti valley.

Half an hour’s drive from Reckongpeo, takes you to the Kalpa which was once known as Chini. This still has a traditional ambience and much of the old architecture. The Narayan-Nagini temple is an exemplary example of local craftsmanship. There are couple of Buddhist monasteries at Kalpa – including the Hu-Bu Langkhar gompa said to have been founded by Rinchen Zangpo (950-1055 A.D.). Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Shambhala or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1/2 hours /40 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 2960 m

DAY 8 : KALPA / MORANG / NAKO.
Kalpa to Nako is a more interesting day, for you will be leaving the very green essential of Kinnaur and get a glimpse of the barren, brown landscape of Spiti. While Nako lies in Kinnaur itself, the difference in landscape is evident. Stop at police check post at JANGI for Passport and Spiti permits and then make another stop to Khab, at the confluence of Sutlej and Spiti.
Nako is one of the most picturesque hamlets in the Kinnaur built around the Lake, at an elevation of 3,662 metres, the village has a rich culture, history and many stories related to Padmasambhava. Most of the population living here embraces Buddhism. A culture that has still been able to preserve it true morals and had not been polluted by modernity.
Nako monastery was believed to have been founded by the famous scholar Rinchen Zangpo in the 11th century, who was responsible for many other monasteries such as the one in Tabo and Alchi in Ladakh. The large gates of the monastery and long stretched lanes of Om Mani Padme hum mantra flags around the temple will immerse you in Tibetan Buddhist culture and its richness.

🏨 Accommodation: Fix Camp Kinnar Camp or Similar 🚍 Drive: 3/4 hours /100 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 3600 m

DAY 9: NAKO / TABO.
We will be entering Spiti valley at Sumdo and little further we will take the link road to Gyu where you will be visiting the famous mummy of the old monk.
Later drive towards Tabo, also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, the renowned scholar is said to have built this monastery in 996 AD. Held in high regard by Tibetan Buddhists, Tabo is second in importance to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet and the largest monastic complex of Spiti, gathering 9 temples in, 23 chorten, many caves for monks and nuns. Tabo is on the list of suggested UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out the unrivalled collection of manuscripts and thangkas (Buddhist scroll paintings), beautiful statues in stuccos, frescos and murals illustrating tales from the Mahayana Buddhist Pantheon.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Dewachan or Similar 🚍 Drive: 2/3 hours /70 km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 3100 m

DAY 10: TABO / DHANKAR /LALUNG / KAZA.
We start our day from visiting Dhankar monastery beautifully perched on a hill top overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. The monastery was built approximately one thousand years ago and now belongs to the Gelugpa School of order since the 1450s. Prior to this, Dhankar Monastery is also known to have been Nyingma-pa, Sakya-pa and Kagyu-pa, depending upon the religious allegiance of the King’s family. One of the major attractions of Dhankar Monastery is statue of Vairochana (Dhayani Buddha), consisting of 4 figures seated back-to-back. It also houses a collection of various centuries old Thangkas. Dhankar was the traditional capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century and has some features dating back to the 12th century.
"Lalung (Lha-lung) must once have been a major Buddhist centre. Today only two older temples remain on the hill, both containing clay sculptures attributable to the earliest phase of Buddhism in the area (10th to 13th centuries). One is a tiny provisional chapel on the side of a house at the edge of the flat hill-top.
The second site is the exceptional Golden Temple or Serkhang (Ser-khang) located on the crown of the hill top.
You will be going to Pin Valley and visit Kungri monastery believed to have been erected in the first half of the 14th century. The Kungri Monastery happens to be the second oldest Gompa in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley and has the distinction of being the only monastery, which belongs to the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism. The Kangri Monastery has assorted silk paintings of various Buddhist deities on the inner walls and showcases huge statues and over 300 volumes of the sacred Tibetan texts, Kangur and Stangur preserved carefully in white muslin.
Pin Valley National Park is established in 1987 and is a natural habitat for endangered species like snow leopard and Siberian Ibex. We will later drive to Kaza, the district headquarters of Spiti valley.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Deyzor or Similar 🚍 Drive: 3/4 hours /75km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 3600 m

DAY 11: KHI / KIBAR / KAZA.
Today in the morning we visit "Khi Monastery, one of the oldest and the biggest monastery of Spity dominating Khi-Village. belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism
Gompa is said to have been founded by Dromtön (Brom-ston, 1008-1064 CE), a disciple of the famous teacher, Atisha, in the 11th century. About 300 lamas are receiving their religious training in its monastery, which houses rare paintings and beautiful scriptures of Buddha and other gods and goddesses. Khi Monastery was destroyed by invaders and rebuilt several times. In 1840 it caught fire and in 1975, it suffered extensive damage due to an earthquake. Having been rebuilt several times, temples and other buildings appear to have been stacked haphazardly.

Then we will move farther up to the beautiful village of Kibber at a height of 4205 meters, holds the distinction of being the highest Motorable village in the world. This scenic village is situated in a cold desert, surrounded by picturesque mountains, barren landscape, and green meadows. Kibber Village is a popular place among adventure lovers as trekking and mountaineering are the main attractions of the village. One can go to the Dandmachan Peak for trekking or mountaineering and also for photography. Kibber is also the starting or end point of famous Parangla trek which connects Spiti valley with Ladakh.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Deyzor or Similar 🚍 Drive: 2/3 hours /60km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 3600 m

DAY 12: LANGZA / HIKKIM / KOMIC /KAZA .
After breakfast, we are going to visit all the beautiful hidden gems of Spiti Valley like Langza,Hikkim and Komic villages.

Langza will be the 1st. beautiful village that we will visit. It is about 14 kilometres from Kaza and is divided in two parts; Langza Gongma “Upper Langza” and Langza Yongma meaning “Lower Langza”. It has a population of about 160 people with about 30-40 houses. Like other villages in this region. This small village is also famous for ancient fossils; for which they also have a Fossil centre here. Millions of years ago, Spiti lay submerged under the Tethys Sea and the fossils of the marine animals are found scattered close to the village.
This village also offers a magnificent view of Chau Chau Kang Nilda peak. Literal meaning of the name of this peak is “Blue moon in the sky”. Another attraction however at Langza is a grand statue of Lord Buddha statue. This village becomes a hot spot for spotting Snow Leopards.

Hikkim is one of the highest year-round inhabited villages in India, with altitude of 4400 meters. Hikkim is credited as World's highest polling station. It is recorded in the Limca Book of Records. The World's highest post office. The Pin code is 172114.The post office also acts as a savings bank where villagers can deposit money in their savings accounts or withdraw money. Note don’t forget to bring your postcard to post from world highest post office.

Komic The next stop will be Komic – the highest village in the world connected by a motor-able road as proclaimed by a HP PWD board in the village (this claim is suspect since there are villages in Peru and China which are situated at higher altitudes). However, the Tanggyud monastery at Komic is indeed the highest monastery in the Spiti valley. Komic is situated in a bowl-shaped depression surrounded by tall peaks on all sides. Cultivation is restricted to the summer months only, for rest of the year the villagers depend on livestock farming and barter.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Deyzor or Similar 🚍 Drive: 2/3 hours /55km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 3600 m

DAY 13: KAZA / KUNZOM LA /ROTHANG LA / MANALI-
Along with the Spiti River we pass through many villages and little stop at Losar check point. The landscape here is unforgettable. Another one-hour drives to reach Kunzum Pass (4590m). Goddess Kunzum (Paldan Lamo/Shridevi) resides in a temple on the Kunzum top. Visitor circumambulates the temples to seek blessings. From top view of Shigri Parbat (6526m), Kullu Pumori (6553m), Bara Shigri glacier the second longest glacier in Himalaya after Gangotri glacier. Chandratal Lake is 7 km from Kunzum Pass. The condition of the road is quite bad. We descent towards our picnic spot.
Drive to Manali via Rotang La (3937m) which is one of the favourite destinations among Indian tourist. There are activities like paragliding and snow-scooter riding. It is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti, Pangi and Ladakh. This road appears in the French documentary called Les Routes de l’Impossible. Another 51km to Manali, passing through Mari, and then Kothi.

Drive to Manali via the Rotang La Pass (3937m) which is one of the favourite destinations for Indian tourists. There are plenty of outdoor activities such as skydiving or snowmobiling. The pass is the gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Ladakh. This road appears in the documentary American Roads of the Impossible. Only 51km left before reaching Manali via Mari and Kothi.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Khar or Similar 🚍 Drive: 7/8 hours /190km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1900 m

DAY 14: MANALI
Manali is named after the law giver Manu. The word Manali comes from "Manu-Alaya" which literally means "the abode of Manu”. It is located at an altitude of 1900 M in the Beas River Valley. Manali is also famous as Apple country, throughout the valley there are many apple trees introduced by the British.
In the morning, we are going to visit Vashist hot spring very good for the skin.
Then we are going to explore ancient Hindu temples such as Hadimbha built in the 15th century and Manu Temple.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Khar or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1 hours
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1900 m

Day 15: MANALI / NAGAR / KULLU.
We start our day tour from Naggar Castle. the ancient capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Sidh Singh in 1460. It represents an interesting fusion between European and Himalayan architecture. In 1978, this old building was placed under the management of HPTDC as a heritage hotel. On arrival at Kullu check-in hotel than proceed to explore the Kullu Market.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Apple Valley or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1 Hour / 45km
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1280 m

DAY 16: KULU DUSSEHRA.
A Huge Procession Filled with Music, Dance and Culture"
A week-long festival celebrated in majestic style in northern India, Kullu Dussehra is one of the most popular events of Himachal Pradesh, signifying the victory of good over evil. It draws the travellers from distant parts of the globe. It is held in the Dhalpur maidan at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh state. Kullu is known for its beautiful gorges, wondrous waterfalls, chatty mountain stream and ancient temples which are certainly going to enthral you especially during the Kullu Dussehra festival.
Dating back to the 17th century, Kullu Dussehra starts on Vijaya Dashmi and lasts for seven days in the month of October. It is a lovely blend of rich culture, history and ritual. This festival is only held to celebrate the success of good over evil. While music and colour create a peaceful ambience, thousands of people gather on the first day of celebration to pay respect to Lord Raghunathji. The first day is started with huge celebration and on this day the statue of Lord Raghunathji is installed on a beautifully designed chariot, which is graced with the presence of village gods and goddess, is pulled by ropes by the locals from its place to different sites across the Maidan.
The following days are celebrated with great devotion, and many an individual takes participate in singing and dancing during the festival. The fair is fulfilled with the burning of the Lanka. On the last day of the festival, the chariot is brought by the banks of Beas River where a mass of wood grass is burnt, signifying the burning of Lanka.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Apple Valley or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1 hour.
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1280 m

DAY 17: KULLU / REWALSAR / BIR.
We continue to Mandi former Rajput capital. We then drive to Rewalsar, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site. Walk around the sacred lake (TSO PADAMA). The legend says that the great Guru Padma Sambhava would leave here in the 8thcentury. Visit temples and monasteries. We take the road to Bir where resides a large Tibetan community.visit the Bir Palpung Sherabling monastrey.
PALPUNG SHERABLING MONASTERY.
In 1975, the present 12th Kenting Tai Situpa's disciples from Derge and Nangchen region who settled in Bir, Himachal Pardesh Northern India, donated a protected pine forested land located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Here he started to establish Palpung Sherabling, which later became his seat in India. The building was designed by Kenting Tai Situpa, and is built of modern materials and finished in traditional Tibetan architectural fashion. The concept of the design follows the ancient science of geomancy. Palpung Sherabling cultivates and preserves the artistic lineage of the Palpung tradition. The monastery, only a few miles from the nearest town, retains its calmness and isolation.
It has 250 monks' quarters, (which accommodate over 500 monks) three shrine halls, six shrine rooms, and all of the traditional and modern monastic features. Palpung Sherabling also has retreat houses for monks and nuns and individual cabins for lay practitioners.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Shayrabling 🚍 Drive: 5/6 hours /190km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1525 m

DAY 18: BIR- /BAIJNATH TEMPLE / MASRUR TEMPLE / DHARAMSHALA.
After a very simple breakfast road Baijnath temple which was built in 1204 A.D by two native merchants, Ahuka and Manyuka, who were doting devotees of Lord Shiva. Situated at a distance of only 16 kms from Palampur.Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as the 'God of Healing'. Baijnath or Vaidyanath is an avatar of the great Lord Shiva, and in this avatar, the great lord rids his devotees of all miseries and pain. As a result, this temple holds ultimate significance to all Lord Shiva devotees and is considered to be extremely sacred. In fact, the water of this temple is believed to be of medicinal value and has the potential to cure several illnesses and diseases. This draws thousands of devotees from all around the world every year.

After visiting the Bajnath temple Proceed further to visit the Musrur temple.
Masrur temple: - there are 15 temples in this complex carved out of monolithic rocks intricately representing the Shikhara style of architecture.According to legend this temple had been built by the Pandavas of Mahabharata during their exile. the Hindu temples in Masrur show similarities to the Elephanta, and the rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu features also suggest the influence of "Gupta classicism", and therefore he places their construction in the 8th century. There are some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. we then proceed to Mclordganj another 40kms.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel 8 Auspicious or Similar🚍 Drive: 4/5 hours /160km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1450 m

DAY 19: EXPLORE MCLOEDGANJ.
the Land of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa and Tibetan government in exile.Macleodganj named after David McLeod, the then Lt. Governor of Punjab and Forsythganj, named after a Divisional Commissioner.Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamsala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery, this town is culturally blessed by a prominent Tibetan influence owing to the major settlement of Tibetans here. Few of the most eminent and religiously significant monasteries Dharamshala are located here, including the Namgyal Monastery and Tsuglagkhang,

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel 8 Auspicious or Similar 🚍 Drive: 1 hour.
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 1450 m

DAY 20: DHARAMSHALA / AMRITSAR.
After breakfast, drive from Dharamshala to Amritsar via Pathankot / Gurdaspur and Batala, on this route, halt for lunch. On arrival at Amritsar check-in hotel for two nights.
In the evening we are going to visit the Golden temple .The golden temple was founded in 1574 by the 4th Sikh Guru Ram Das ji and it was completed in 1604.
The Golden Temple organises the largest Kitchen in the world. It serves around 100,000 devotees daily. While food is served, all the devotees sit together in rows on the floor, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. All the devotees are considered equal here.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the one who covered it in gold in 1830, two centuries after its construction. This took 162 kg of gold, then worth about Rs 65 lakh.It’s all made of 24-karat gold, which is much purer than the 22-karat gold present in Indian households today.Back in the 90s, it was renovated with 500 kg of Gold. The value of this quantity of Gold, would be more than Rs. 150 crores.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar 🚍 Drive: 5/6 hours /160km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 234 m

DAY 21: WHOLE DAY DEDICATE TO AMRITSAR.
This morning after breakfast we are going to revisit the Amritsar. Inextricably linked with the history of Sikhism, Amritsar is amongst the most revered sites of the world. It was founded as recently as the 16th century. Its name is a derivative of the Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) amidst which stands the Golden Temple, the most sacred of Sikh shrines. Accounts suggest that Guru Amardas purchased the land from Emperor Akbar and decided to build a tank at the site. Following his death, it was completed by Guru Ramdas and also came to be known as Chak Ramdas or Guru ka Chak. Some of the oldest markets in Amritsar, notably Guru ka Bazaar, date back to his time. The construction of the Golden Temple was initiated by Guru Arjan Dev while Guru Hargobind, who accorded the religion a martial temper, built the Akal Takht in 1606.
Then the Jallianwala Bagh, a park designed to pay tribute to the 2000 Indians killed by the British in 1919,
In the afternoon drive to the Indo-Pakistan border 30 km (Wagah), to witness the “amazing” change of guard (both sides of the border) at sunset. A unique experience. Back to hotel in Amritsar.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar🚍 Drive: 1/2 hours /60km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 234 m

DAY 22: AMRITSAR / FLIGHT TO DELHI / FRANCE
Early morning transfer to Amritsar airport for flight to Delhi, arrive at Delhi Lunch in a Restaurant and city sightseeing included India Gate, Parliament house, President house, Birla Mandir.
After the visit transfer to the hotel close to airport for wash & change and dinner. After dinner will transfer to international airport to catch the flight to France.

🏨 Accommodation: Hotel for Wash N Change or Similar ✈ flight 1 hour 🚍 Drive: 5/6 hours /240km)
🍽 Meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner. ⛰ Altitude: 234 m✈ flight Home Country.

KINAUR / SPITI / KULU DUSSEHRA/ DHARAMSHALA AND GOLDEN TEMPEL

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1.Take part in the famous Kulu DUSSEHRA festival.

2.Visit McLeod Ganj The Palace of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa and the Tibetan government in exile.

3.Discover the Kinaur Spiti Valley and its monasteries.

4.The spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh community, Amritsar is one of the holiest sites in the world.

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