9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered : Chandigarh-dharmshala-pragpur-shimla
With bubbling streams, lush meadows and wide valleys, Himachal Pradesh is a visual retreat for its visitors. It is not only blessed with panoramic natural beauty but various sacred and religious places as well. There are more than 2000 temples in Himachal and is one of the most visited and popular Hindu pilgrimage sites. So pack your bags for exclusive pilgrimage tour of Himachal.
Day 01:- Arrival at New Delhi
Himachal Hindu Pilgrimage tour begins with arrival at New Delhi where Indian Horizons representative will receive you and take you to the designated hotel. After some rest enjoy a guided tour to Delhi which includes Red Fort, Old Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk , Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb etc. Delhi is an excellent place to indulge in shopping and street food. So don’t miss this opportunity. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02:- New Delhi- Shimla
Next morning after breakfast proceed for Shimla the “Queen of Hills” and the capital of Himachal Pradesh. On arrival check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Shimla Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed for guided sightseeing tour of Shimla. It is one of the popular summer retreats for visitors and is known as “Summer Capital” during the British regime. Its colonial architecture, beautiful temples and churches along with the abundance of natural beauty mesmerized its every visitor. Visit the famous temples which include Sankat Mochan Temple, Jakhu Temple, Kalabadevi Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Shimla Kali Bari along with Institute of Advanced Studies, Summer Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary etc. In the evening visit the Mall and the Ridge, famous shopping avenues of Shimla. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04:- Shimla- Dharamshala
After morning breakfast proceed for Dharamshala. It is located in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley at an altitude of 1,475 meters above the sea level. Dharamshala is also a major center of Tibetan refugees and the seat of 14th Dalai Lama. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure activities.
Day 05:- Dharamshala Sightseeing
After morning breakfast proceed for temple tour of Dharamshala. Visit the Brajeshwari Devi Temple which is located in main Kangra city and finds a place among the 51 Shakti Peeths in Himachal. Visit Masur which is famous for its rock- cut temples dated 8th century AD. The carvings in the temple contain various images of Hindu deities from the oldest Hindu epic, Ramayana. Later proceed for Namgyal Monastery which is one of the major cultural and learning centers in Dharamshala. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06:- Dharamshala- Chamunda Devi
Next morning proceed for Chamunda Devi which is about 90 Km from Dharamshala. The Goddess Chamunda was enshrined here with little of Rudra in the battle between demon Jalandhra and Lord Shiva which made this place famous as Rudra Chamunda. After darshan and pooja return back to the hotel and take some rest. Later on, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Dharamshala which include Dal Lake, Kangra Valley, Bagshu Waterfall etc. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07:- Dharamshala- Paragpur
Next day after breakfast proceed for Paragpur which is at a distance of 46 Km from Dharamshala. En-route visit the Jawalamukhi Temple which is recognized as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. There is a copper pipe in this temple through which natural gas comes out and the priest of the temple lights this. After darshan and pooja return back to the pre-booked hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure activities.
Day 08:- Paragpur- Chandigarh
After breakfast drive towards Chandigarh, en-route visiting the Naina Devi Temple. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the pre-booked hotel.
Day 09:- Chandigarh Sightseeing
Next day after breakfast proceed for Mansa Devi Temple, lying in Bilaspur village, about three kilometers east of Mani Majra in Chandigarh has two temples dedicated to the goddess. Later on visit the other attractions like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Zakir Hussian Rose Garden etc. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10:- Chandigarh- New Delhi
On the last day of Himachal Hindu Pilgrimage Package, pack your bags for the return journey. With this, the spiritual and peaceful Himachal Hindu Pilgrimage Tour comes to an end with some beautiful memories.
Sankat Mochan Temple
Lord Ram Temple
Vashist hot water springs