HIMALAYAN HORSE SAFARI (Delhi, Chandigarh, Manaswal, Larzi, Banjar, Jalori, Shimla, Delhi)
- Season: May- Mid September (weather conditions permitting)
- Duration: 10 days. Minimum 08 Pax. Escorted group tour
- Meals: Full Board with fresh hot meals on Road and camps and half board in Hotels in Delhi and Shimla.
- Wow Factors: A customized, high adrenalin adventure ride covering breathtaking views of the Himalayas, picturesque Tirthan valley, Jalori pass, (10,800 feet), Old British Summer capital of Shimla, The city beautiful - Chandigarh, terminating in the Indian Capital City of Delhi.
- Transport: Air, Road Transport, Horses, Train.
- Accomodation: Hotel, Resort, Hill Houses
Day 1: Arrive Delhi early morning Check into the Hotel. Day at Leisure.
Day 2: Transfer to Chandigarth by Train ,Transfer to Gaj Retreat enroute see the excavation remains of Indus / Harappa civilization at Ropar Later on, we drive down to Gaj Retreat, an eco-friendly resort in the midst of a private estate for our overnight stay. Overnight at Gaj Retreat.
Day 3: We take a sight-seeing trip to the nearby ancient town of Hoshiarpur, famous for its wood inlay work and also famous for Sheesh Mahal (Glass palace) built in 1911. Though, partly neglected, it’s still an old-world marvel to visit. Evening return back to Gaj Retreat. Enjoy a Gala Dinner and optional Night Drive through a privy jungle to have a glimpse of the wild life.
Day 4: Today we drive down to Larji , a small town by the banks of river Beas.On way drive to Shri Anandpur Sahib, an important and historical place related to Sikh religion. We also visit the Sikh History Museum to know about the Military history of The Brave Sikhs.Day at leisure soaking in the local culture. Enjoy the famous fish and chips.
Day 5 : Today we travel to Banjar and get familiar with our Ponies and proceed on the trail. Lunch by the river bed is highlight of the day. Overnight camp/guest house/local home stay.
Day 6 :Today we ride to jalori pass, riding through thick forests rich with flora and fauna. Meet the local farmers. Banjar region is known for Garlic cultivation. Over night at the pass in local home/guest house.
Day 7 :Today is spent riding through the jungle along the ridge, soaking in the grand vista of The Mighty Himalayas. Overnight local home/ guest house.
Day 8 :We bid adieu to our rides and the handlers and drive down to Shimla, passing through Thanedar-The birth place of Himachal Apple. We visit a temple dedicated to Mr. Samuel Evans Stokes, Jr., who introduced the Apple to Himachal. Late evening arrive at Koti Resort, a well-appointed mountain resort located on the out skirts of Shimla Town. Overnight at Koti Resort.
Day 9 :The day at leisure. An optional tour of nearby Naldehra Golf Course, believed to be one of the oldest and highest in the world, or to the local shopping centre The Mall can be undertaken to pick up some authentic and ethnic Himachali mementoes. Overnight at Koti Resort.
Day 10 :After a leisurely breakfast we descend down to the town of Kalka for train ride back to Delhi. Optional tour of famous Mughal Era terraced Pinjore garden can be undertaken. Catch late evening train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, check into hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 11 :As per the flight schedule, spend the day soaking in the old-world charm of Old Delhi to catch late evening/night flight back home or check out as per your schedule.
Important: This is only a suggested itinerary. The route, transport, halts and accommodation may change subject to weather and natural conditions prevailing at the time of the tour.