Amritsar/Mcleodganj

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Amritsar

Morning:

  • Welcome at the Amritsar Airport. Assistance with luggage &light snacks and beverages
  • Drive to five star accommodation
  • Check into accommodation & review schedule, weather and trip plan
  • Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Experience front row seats at the Wagha Border ceremony-"ag lowering ceremony between India & Pakistan Evening Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Golden Temple and lessons on Sikh history
  • Dinner - Traditional Punjabi food and/or Langar at the temple - An EXSUL social initiative

Evening Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the Golden Temple and lessons on Sikh history
  • Dinner - Traditional Punjabi food and/or Langar at the temple - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 2 - Dharamshala / Mcleod Ganj

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class
  • Breakfast and pack-up
  • Drive to Dharamshala - (4-5 hours)

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Visit to Mcleodganj (1 hour drive). Walking tour of Mcleodganj by a local Tibetan Refugee, Tibetan market, Dalai Lama Temple, Chance to shop for local Himachali and Tibetan handicrafts
  • Lunch at a local restaurant

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at an Israeli restaurant
  • Overnight at a Mcleod boutique hotel

Day 3 - Palampur

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast and pack-up

Afternoon/Evening Highlights:

  • Drive to Palampur with stops at the Chamunda Devi Temple/Norblighka Monastery and Tea gardens
  • Check into the Palampur boutique property
  • Lunch at the property
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive)
  • Experience true Himachali culture with a 45 minute nature walk to the Gaddi Tribal village to visit children at the local village school
  • Village Dinner at their hut (Non Alcoholic beverages, traditional Indian cuisine selections) - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 4- Palampur

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast at the accommodation

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Half day hiking in the Dhauldhar mountains -OR-
  • Paragliding in Bir ( 45 minutes drive from Palampur) and a visit to the well known Andretta Art Gallery - A hands-on pottery studio where you can learn to design your own earthenware
  • Packed lunch

Evening:

  • Tour of Palampur city
  • Dinner catered or cooked at your accommodation in Palampur

Day 5- Depart for Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit a local area tea estate to observe the manufacturing process
  • Back to hotel - tea, snacks and check out
  • Departure to Dharamshala airport from Palampur (1hr) - Pre arranged boarding passes, luggagecheckin, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)

 

Includes

Included:

  • Cars/transportation/drivers(driver tips NOT included)
  • All in-country airfare and/or rail transportation
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off + personal assistance at the airport and lounge access when available
  • Staff/guides (First Aid and CPR certified)
  • All breakfasts and select dinners/lunches when noted (*)- Exsul strives to provide healthy organic and locally sourced meals at all times
  • All 5 star or equivalent hotel suites, boutique camp-sites and accommodation costs + exclusive check-in and concierge services when available
  • All park, inner-line permits and hiking fees
  • Welcome packet and printed itinerary

Not included:

  • Meals unless noted (*) in the itinerary
  • Incidentals, spa charges and personal shopping or shipping costs
  • Extra room/bed charges
  • Alcoholic beverages

Day 1 - Amritsar

Morning:

  • Welcome at the Amritsar Airport. Assistance with luggage &light snacks and beverages
  • Drive to five star accommodation
  • Check into accommodation & review schedule, weather and trip plan
  • Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Experience front row seats at the Wagha Border ceremony-"ag lowering ceremony between India & Pakistan Evening Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Golden Temple and lessons on Sikh history
  • Dinner - Traditional Punjabi food and/or Langar at the temple - An EXSUL social initiative

Evening Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the Golden Temple and lessons on Sikh history
  • Dinner - Traditional Punjabi food and/or Langar at the temple - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 2 - Dharamshala / Mcleod Ganj

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class
  • Breakfast and pack-up
  • Drive to Dharamshala - (4-5 hours)

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Visit to Mcleodganj (1 hour drive). Walking tour of Mcleodganj by a local Tibetan Refugee, Tibetan market, Dalai Lama Temple, Chance to shop for local Himachali and Tibetan handicrafts
  • Lunch at a local restaurant

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at an Israeli restaurant
  • Overnight at a Mcleod boutique hotel

Day 3 - Palampur

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast and pack-up

Afternoon/Evening Highlights:

  • Drive to Palampur with stops at the Chamunda Devi Temple/Norblighka Monastery and Tea gardens
  • Check into the Palampur boutique property
  • Lunch at the property
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive)
  • Experience true Himachali culture with a 45 minute nature walk to the Gaddi Tribal village to visit children at the local village school
  • Village Dinner at their hut (Non Alcoholic beverages, traditional Indian cuisine selections) - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 4- Palampur

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast at the accommodation

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Half day hiking in the Dhauldhar mountains -OR-
  • Paragliding in Bir ( 45 minutes drive from Palampur) and a visit to the well known Andretta Art Gallery - A hands-on pottery studio where you can learn to design your own earthenware
  • Packed lunch

Evening:

  • Tour of Palampur city
  • Dinner catered or cooked at your accommodation in Palampur

Day 5- Depart for Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga class or river walk
  • Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit a local area tea estate to observe the manufacturing process
  • Back to hotel - tea, snacks and check out
  • Departure to Dharamshala airport from Palampur (1hr) - Pre arranged boarding passes, luggagecheckin, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)