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16 nights/17 days
Rs= 156,840 or equivalent in any currency, based on double occupancy* by AC Etios or Swift Dzire
Rs= 170,040 or equivalent in any currency, based on double occupancy* by AC Innova

Arrival Day: You'll be met by your Namaste India Tours English speaking driver at the exit of the arrivals hall and taken to your hotel. He'll get you settled in your room and agree on a meeting time for tomorrow's City Tour of Delhi. (Hotel Florence, The Delhi Pride, Sun Star Grand, Hotel Good Palace, Aura de Asia or similar Karol Bagh hotel: Breakfasts are included throughout your trip.)
Day 2. Full day City Tour of Delhi. Evening movie at air-conditioned Plaza or Regal Cinemas.
Day 3. To Kalka by AC car. (Hotel Fort Ramgarh in Punchkula)
Day 4. Famous Toy Train to Shimla departs 5:30 am. Driver drops you at station in Kalka and meets you at the other end at the station in Shimla at 10:15 a.m. Transfer to hotel. Stroll Mall Road and the bazaars. Be sure to visit the Indian Coffee House. (Hotel Baljees Regency, Hotel Wood Ville Palace, Hotel Clarkes)
Day 5. Around Shimla. Kufari horse ride to Mahasu Peak, Hanuman Temple, Kali Mata Mandir.
Day 6. To Mandi. Sightseeing might include the magnificaent Beas River, ancient Shiva temples and Tarna Mata Mandir at the top of Mandi for exceptional views. (Hotel Munish Resort, Hotel Valley View, Hotel Raj Mahal)
Day 7. Travel to Neri, the home village of Namaste India Tour's founding partner, Jawahar. Enjoy an unforgettable village stay in Neri in a charming, large home with stunning views of the Beas River Valley out every window. Yes the home has western style bathrooms and hot water. You will have one entire floor of the house. All meals and mineral water are included while you are in Neri.
Day 8. Today's activities include a 2km walk up to the Chaturbhuja Mandir dedicated to Goddess Durga on top of a hill with more spectacular views of the valley. Or opt for a walk in the forest. Boat ride across the Beas river to visit neighboring villages is included. Fishing can be arranged.
Day 9. To Manali via Hanogi Mata temple with swinging bridge, Kullu Valley. (Hotel Apple Country Resort, Hotel Benon Resort, Hotel Shingar Regency)
Day 10. Side trip to Rohtang Pass 50km. from Manali, 4000 meters high. On return see Hadimba Temple and Old Manali including Manu Temple.
Day 11. To Manikaran. Visit hot springs. (Hotel Uhl, Hotel Beer Nature Resort)
Day 12. To Dharamsala via Joginder Nagar and Baijnath (famous Shiva Temple). Visit Camunda Devi (famous Durga temple). Night in McLeod Ganj (upper Dharamsala) (Hotel Surya Resort, Welcome Heritage Grace Cottage, Hotel Asian Plaza)

Day 13. Around Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj (Tibetan Monastery and the Dalai Lama residency) View of the Dhouladaar Himalyan range.
Day 14. To Amritsar. (Grand Legacy, Hotel Raj Continental, Hotel Ciraz)
Day 15. Around Amritsar (Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple) Side trip to Wagha Border at sunset.
Day 16. To Delhi by Shatabadi Express train. (Driver released) Namaste India Tours meets client at New Delhi Station and transfers to hotel. (As night one in Delhi)
Day 17. Around Delhi, transfer to airport or train station for departure.

Included in your package price:
Complimentary pickup at the airport and transfer to your hotel
14 nights in three to four star hotels and Heritage properites.
2 nights in a private residence owned by the family of Namaste India Tours management, and all meals and activities at the village of Neri
Breakfast each day.
On-call driver and use of AC tourist car for 17 days
City Tour of Delhi and tickets to AC Cinema House
Tickets on the Toy Train to Kalka-Shimla
Horseback ride in Shimla
Side trip to Rotang Pass
First class Tickets on the Shatabdi Amtritsar-Delhi
Train station meet and greet in Delhi.(May be by AC Ambassador.)
Transfer to airport or train station for departure
All fuel, road tolls, border taxes and parking fees
Packages with Namaste India Tours always includes your driver's food and accommodations.

Payment options.

Meals and entrance fees to attractions (except where noted) are not included in package price.

Your driver can help with restaurant selections. A good Indian meal can be had for $8.00. You would be hard pressed to spend more than $10 per person at the fanciest restaurant outside of a five star hotel. Alcohol is available in all cities enroute.

It is customary to tip your driver 10% for his fifteen days of continual service, more if you feel it is deserved.

*US $ 2,412per couple based on double occupancy using 65 rupees per USD. The exchange rate fluctuates and we use whatever exchange rate is current the day you pay us.

Alternative Pricing:
Extra couple add Rs 96,540
Extra person sharing room add Rs 24,270
Subtract 3,270 from any price if you are going solo.

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