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Himachal Pradesh

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1. India: eSim Mobile Data Plan

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Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala

2. Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala

Meet your guide at Main square of McLeod ganj market (meeting Point) and will take you location where the hike will start as per scheduled pick up time. Walk through the mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees. The trail is well marked all the way up to Triund. From McLeod Ganj it is 3/4 hours steep ascent to Triund. Small tea shops on the way can provide good refreshments. Triund is an alpine meadow situates atop a flat ridge with fine views of peaks of Dhauladhars on one side an Kangra valley on the other side. After light lunch at Triund start descending to McLeod Ganj. Take the same route on the way back or follow the grassy ridge which will lead to Bhagsu Nag Temple, after crossing a small waterfall on the way. McLeod Ganj is only 1.5 Km from the Bhagsu Nag by road. When the tour ends, you will return to original meeting point. Note : Triund Trek fees is not Included in the tour cost.Guest can pay it directly at check post

Mcleodganj Nature Trek (3 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

3. Mcleodganj Nature Trek (3 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Our walking tours follows the same protocol as everywhere else across the globe, Storyteller will take you from one point of attraction to another until our tour end point. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you. Explore and experience some beautiful site of the city that are not to be missed, including some hidden natural trails that we bet you can't even find on internet. Visiting these places will truly enrich your experience of visiting the city, and if you are an observer, these mesmerizing places will definitely charm you and hold your interest throughout the tour. The scenic beauty of gardens and lake will give nature-lovers a small dose of wilderness needed to refresh their spirit. By the end of the tour you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture, nature's gateways and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore best of the city

Guided Kora Circuit & Walking Tour Around McLeod Ganj

4. Guided Kora Circuit & Walking Tour Around McLeod Ganj

Your Guide will meet you at Main square of McLeod Ganj market. Your walking tour will start from McLeod Ganj Market towards Dalai lama complex.Mcleodganj is home to spirituality, Himalayan experiences, adventures, and for sightseeing. It is not only famous for its scenic beauty, but the place is also known for Tibetan culture and shopping here would be the best opportunity. Grab this deal and head for an amazing guided walking tour. Tsuglag Khang, also known as Dalai Lama's Temple complex, is the home for His Holiness Dalai Lama. It is among the world renowned religious centers and is thronged by Buddhist pilgrims throughout the year. Tsuglagkhang Monastery is beautifully built structure. This is more like a temple along with being a residential complex for His Holiness and his followers. Kora walk in Dharamshala, one of the greatest Tibetan settlements in India. In this Online Experience, I will take you on this Tibetan holy walk around the Dalai Lama's residence and monastery situated on a hill above the town of Dharamshala. Here, we will meet some locals, as well as monks and nuns from the monastery, and walk and chant the holy mantras with them. McLeodganj is famous for its culture, crafts, etc. and tourists flock in from different parts of the world to experience it and be a part of it. The shopping experience in McLeodganj is worth remembering, provided you know how to bargain and purchase the local items of the place such as Tibetan mats and carpets. Your Guide will assist you for shopping activities. Here you tour ends with unforgettable memories.

Private 6 hrs Mcleodganj & Dharamshala City Tour

5. Private 6 hrs Mcleodganj & Dharamshala City Tour

Your Guide/driver will meet you at hotel as per scheduled time. Later on get ready for city sightseeing. Visit following Places. Naddi Village is a beautiful spot in the serene setting of Himachal and is the abode of beauty. At an altitude of 7152 ft. from the sea level this amazing village is a well-known place for its trekking experiences and is visited by thousands of travellers every year. Bhagsu Nag Temple;Popular for a waterfall and an ancient temple, tourists need to trek to reach the waterfall. St. John in the Wilderness is a Church of North India church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852, located near Dharamshala. Dal Lake; One such natural wonder is the famous Dal Lake that has become as popular in Dharamshala as the primitive and infamous Dal Lake of Kashmir. Dalai Lama Temple Complex. This place, also called "Little Lhasa of Tibet" in Upper Dharamshala is known world-wide, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides here. The main temple is where He gives teachings several times a year. Mcleodganj Market ,McLeodganj is famous for its culture, crafts, etc. and tourists flock in from different parts of the world to experience it and be a part of it. Norbulingka believes in the preservation and continuation of Tibetan art through self-sustaining means. Under the guidance of talented masters, we endow artists and craftspeople with ancestral knowledge, providing jobs to a community of over 300 Tibetans. We invite visitors to come and explore our beautiful campus and witness firsthand the splendor of Tibetan art. The Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries and specializes in the study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. It was founded in Tibet in 1474 by the main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup. The smallest tea region of India, Dharamshala has beautifully lined and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea

Walking the Spiritual Path (Guided 2-Hour Dharamshala Tour)

6. Walking the Spiritual Path (Guided 2-Hour Dharamshala Tour)

Embark on a soul-enriching journey through Dharamshala's spiritual sites, guided by a local expert deeply rooted in the region's traditions and culture. Commence the expedition at Namgyal Monastery, surrounded by an aura of serenity. Here, you'll experience a profound sense of peace and delve into the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. From there, your steps lead to the Dalai Lama Temple nestled within the Tsuglagkhang Complex. As you enter, absorb the tranquil atmosphere and immerse yourself in the teachings, gaining insights into the profound Tibetan Buddhist culture. Continue the exploration to the Kalachakra Temple, where the essence of spiritual enlightenment fills the air. Here, you'll learn about the significance of Kalachakra teachings, fostering a deeper understanding of Buddhist philosophy. The journey then unfolds towards the revered Bhagsu Nag Temple, known for its spiritual ambiance and picturesque surroundings. Absorb the sacred energy and explore the spiritual connections this sanctuary offers. Throughout this 2-hour guided tour, your local expert will share captivating stories and insights, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Dharamshala's spiritual heritage.

Historical Tour, Kangra fort &Rock cut temple from Dharmasla

7. Historical Tour, Kangra fort &Rock cut temple from Dharmasla

Your guide meets you at your hotel in Mcleodgang/Dharamshala to begin your tour to Kangra, heading first to Masroor Rock Cut Temple.On the way, you'll pass the Kangra Valley and a local village, where you can get a glimpse of the natural beauty of the area and daily activities of the local people. The Masroor Rock Cut Temple complex is dedicated to Rama, Laxmana, and Sita, gods from the time of Mahabharata whose stone images are worshiped by Hindu devotees who come from around the world. The temple complex is built on a water pond and situated on a hill with panoramic views of the terrain beyond, including the snowy peaks of the Dhauladhar Range. The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. The fort of Kangra resisted Akbar’s siege in 1615. However, Akbar’s son Jehangir successfully subdued the fort in 1620, forcing the submission of the Raja of Chamba, “the greatest of all the rajas in the region. Brajreshwari Devi Temple,A legend says that after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her Fathers Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peeth.The original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Explore the local market in Kangra for some time to browse local goods that make great gifts and souvenirs. When your tour ends, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Private 6 hrs Shimla City Tour

8. Private 6 hrs Shimla City Tour

Your Driver will Pick up from City centre Hotel and Take you for local city tour. You will visit following places.. 1) Jakhu Temple : Jakhu Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Hindu deity Hanuman.According to mythology, a deadly arrow injured Lord Rama's brother Lakshmana when he was fighting the battle with the demon king Ravana. In order to save his life, when lord Hanuman was moving towards Himalayas to get Sanjeevani herb. 2). Annadale Annandale is a serene location of Shimla replete with mesmerizing vistas, a sporty golf club, an Indian Army Museum, a Cactus museum and a tranquil aura to spellbind you with. It has been a playground for British in pre-independence times and is a central destination to travel around in Shimla. 3 ).Christ Church Shimla is the second oldest church in North India. The majestic appearance of the church and its stunning location makes it one of the top places to visit in Shimla.The church was designed in neo-gothic style in 1844 by J.T. Boileau but it was consecrated after 1857. 4) The Ridge It is situated along the Mall Road which is the famous shopping center of Shimla.Several major places of Shimla like Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhu Hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge. 5).Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex it is situated on Mall road, Shimla. The Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a heritage building and was a centre for all the theatrical, cultural and literary events of the British. 6) Kali Bari Temple it is one of the popular pilgrim centers and famous tourist places to visit in Shimla.The Temple of Kali Bari was constructed in 1845 by Ram Charan Bhramachari, a Bengali Brahmin on Jakhu Hill. This is one of the oldest temples in Shimla and is held in high veneration by the town's Hindu community. 7) State Museum The history of the building dates back to the colonial times when it was the private residence of Lord William Beresford. He was the Military Secretary to the then Viceroy of India, Lord William Bentinck. When he left India, the mansion was inhabited by Sir Edwin Collan and thereafter by Sir Edward Law. 8) Lakkar Bazaar (as the name suggests, Lakkar is derived from the Hindi word, ‘Lakri’, meaning wood), which is the famous hub for the wooden crafts market in Shimla. A person who is more into street haul rather than going for a brand, Lakkar Bazaar is an ideal place to shop in. 9) Vice Regal Lodge it also known as Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. The lodge is one the best places to visit in Shimla city. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India Lord Dufferin.

Shimla: Guided Walk Tour-Heritage, Culture & Colonial Trail

9. Shimla: Guided Walk Tour-Heritage, Culture & Colonial Trail

A walking tour of Shimla can be a delightful way to explore this charming hill station nestled in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In the Private Guided walk tour starting from Christ Church all the way to Indian Institute of Advanced Study you will see the places such as Betink’s Castle, Gorton Castle, Railway Board Building, Indian Institute of Advanced Study. This Tour will be executed by a local expert who will give you an experience to be with a person from real Himachal Pradesh which you will cherish throughout your life.

Dharamshala Full Day Tour

10. Dharamshala Full Day Tour

Morning on time pick-up from Dharamshala Hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Dalai Lama Palace, Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Norbulingka Institute, Dal Lake, and Chamunda Devi Temple. Dalai Lama Palace The idol Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. A Buddhist Advocate for Peace and liberation. Namgyal Monastery one of the greater Tibetan temples the Namgyal Monastery is famous as the home of the Dalai Lama. Tsuglagkhang Complex Tsuglagkhang Complex, located just above the Dharamshala town, in the southwest corner of McLeod Ganj, is the Official Home of the 14th Dalai Lama indeed. It Dharamshala is famous for Buddhist temple complex. Norbulingka Institute Norbulingka Institute is dedicated to passing on the Tibetan culture and historical importance to the future generations. After visit Norbulingka Institute we will lunch (optional) at a good restaurant (1:00Pm to 2:00PM). After lunch, we will go Dal Lake. Dal Lake The Dal Lake is famous for its scenic beauty and pilgrimage centre. The area around Dal Lake is a natural paradise. Dal Lake is famous for Lord Shiva temple. And also you can enjoy boating in Dal Lake. Chamunda Devi Temple One of the most important spiritual sites in the region, Chamunda Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Evening drop back to the hotel.

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Pawan our guide was incredible. He was on time and took us to the temple and then waited for us to have some chai and breakfast. His knowledge of Shimla was great and more importantly and impressively his knowledge of Indian history, politics and culture meant we were able to have a superb immersive experience in the early morning beauty of Shimla. He cannot improve his experience as it is already perfect!

This is a beautiful drive on some difficult busy roads. Our driver was excellent and transported us safely and comfortably. He found us nice toilets and place to eat along the way. We would book him again for such journeys.

Great tour, and excellent driver (Vijay). They kindly changed the plan slightly to fit my travel schedule and kept in touch throughout to make sure I was happy. I would recommend this company to anyone travelling in India.

My guide Onkar was well informed about the temple and Kora walk but also the local environment and traditions. The entire experience lasted about 3 and half hours and was good value.

A great experience and with best price, what more could I've asked for. The guide was knowledgeable and contacted me before to to make adjustments as per my convenience.