Heritage Himachal Motorcycle Tour

Heritage Himachal Motorcycle Tour

Heritage Himachal Motorcycle Tour

It’s a 11 days/ 10 nights tour to Delhi & Himachal Pradesh where we travel to some of the best known places of the hill state, meandering our ways across hills & mountain terrain on our Royal Enfield and exploring the Heritage & Culture of this region. We stay at most of places in Himachal in Heritage hotels. During the tour we try to become part of a heritage of the mountain state and start the tour with a visit to Chandigarh which was designed by the French Architect La Corbusier.

Kalka to Shimla has a train connection which was opened for traffic more than a century ago in 1903 and has now been declared a World Heritage Site and while on tour we also experience this rich heritage. We start our motorcycle tour from Shimla which was once the capital of British India. From here we travel to Dharamshala which is now the seat of Tibetan Government in Exile and abode of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. On our journey from Shimla we enjoy overnight stays at heritage hotels in Shimla, Taragarh & Pragpur and cross several picturesque points, villages, temples, monasteries and cheerful people. From Dharamshala we trace more of Kangra Valley visiting a Fort, rock cut temples to the Heritage Village of Pragpur. Towards the end of tour we ride to the holy city of Amritsar which is famous for the Golden Temple & is second most visited monument in India after Taj Mahal. 

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Places covered:

Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Mandi, Bir, Baijnath, Taragarh, Dharamshala, McLeodganj, Kangra, Pragpur, Amritsar

Operational period:

Throughout the year

Detailed Programme

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meet on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. On arrival check in and overnight at hotel (check in at 12 noon).

Day 02: Delhi/ Chandigarh (by train)
Morning transfer to railway station to connect Shatabadi express for Chandigarh (dep 0740 hrs/ arr 1100 hrs). Meet on arrival at Chandigarh station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon we proceed for a short city tour of Chandigarh which was designed by the French Architect La Corbusier. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Chandigarh/ Kalka (30 kms/ 45 minutes)/ Shimla (by World Heritage train)
Morning intime transfer to Kalka station to connect toy train to Shimla (dep 1210 hrs/ arr 1720 hrs). Kalka Shimla railway was opened in 1903 and is a World Heritage Site now. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04: In Shimla
Morning a sight seeing tour including a visit to the Vice Regal Lodge and Jakho Temple. Afternoon we spend walking around on The Mall & The Ridge and taking possession of our Royal Enfield bikes and the enthusiastic ones can drive around the town. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Shimla/ Mandi (191 kms/ 6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast drive on our Royal Enfield to Mandi crossing through Naldehra, Tatapani, Chindi to reach Mandi. On arrival in Mandi we check in at hotel. Evening we walk around the colorful market and also visit some old temples on the banks of river Beas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Mandi/ Taragarh (90 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast drive on your Royal Enfield bike from Mandi to Taragarh via visiting Bir & Sherbaling Monasteries and also visit beautiful old Vaidyanath temple at Baijnath. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening you have an option to walk or ride to Tashijong monastery visiting the Gompa and the village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Taragarh/ Dharamshala (50 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel ride to Mc Leodganj which is also known as The Little Lhasa and is home to His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Mc Leodganj has colorful lines of small shops selling steaming hot momos, Tibetan artifacts and numerous other things. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening is spend at leisure walking around the market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: In Dharamshala
While in Mcleodganj the day is free at leisure or to ride around visiting The Dalai Lama temple, Bhagsunag temple and St John’s Church or may be visit Norbulingka Institute and a few villages around. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Dharamshala/ Pragpur (75 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
Ride through the glorious past of Kangra valley covering Kangra town, Brajeshwari Devi temple (optional), Raja Sansar Chand Museum, Kangra Fort and Masrur rock cut temples. Ride across the countryside to the heritage village of Pragpur. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free for exploring & walking around the heritage village of Pragpur. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Pragpur/ Amritsar (186 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
After breakfast ride to the fertile plains of Punjab to the Holy city of Amritsar. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening we visit the Golden   temple to view the Palaki Sahib Ceremony. We bid farewell to our companions The Royal Enfields, carrying fond memories & promise to meet again. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Amritsar/ Delhi (by train)/ Depart Delhi
Early morning we are transferred to the railway station to connect a train back to Delhi (dep 0500/ arr 1115). Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel for wash n change only for 3 hours enroute driving past India Gate and Presidents House. Later at around 1530 hrs we pick you up from hotel and some free time to shop last minute souvenirs. We all enjoy farewell dinner at a local restaurant and later transfer to international airport to connect flight back home.

Tour Costs

COSTS BASED ON MINIMUM 4 RIDERS & VALID TILL 31 MAR 2015 (not including period 19 Dec to 5 Jan)

  • Motorbike rider 4- 15 full paying
    INR 1,24,000/- per person
     
  • Pillion rider
    78,000/- per person
     
  • Single room supplement
    INR 39,000/- per single on twin sharing cost

**Pillion rider cost does not include any transport in jeep/ car and would have to ride the motorcycle only with his/ her companion and includes only the accommodation on twin sharing as per plan

***arrangements for pickup or drop from Delhi/ Chandigarh or accommodation in Manali/ Shimla can be organized at extra costs

Hotels Included in the tour

 
Destination Hotel / Camp Meal Plan
Chandigarh Hometel or similar (4 star) Bed & breakfast (01 night)
 
Shimla Woodville Palace  (Heritage 3 star) Bed & breakfast (02 nights)
Mandi Munish Resort (2+ star basic) Bed & breakfast (01 night)
Taragarh Taragarh Palace (Heritage 4 star) Bed & breakfast (01 night)
Dharamshala Surya Resort or similar (3 star) Bed & breakfast (02 nights)
Pragpur Judge’s Court/ Chatteu (Heritage 3 star) Bed & breakfast (01 night)
Amritsar Sarovar or Ramada (4 star) Bed & breakfast (01 night)
Delhi Radisson or similar (5 star) Bed & breakfast (01 night)

The above rates include the following as:

  • Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing, bed & breakfast basis. Check in/ out time is 12 noon
  • One back up van (utility or pick up jeep for spare parts / baggage) during motorcycle tour
  • One Enfield Motorcycle per rider from day 04 to day 10 with fuel
  • One Motorbike Mechanic for the motorcycle tour
  • Basic spares for the motorcycles (any damage/ change of spares payable as extra directly)
  • Accompanied co - coordinator for the entire tour (not riding motorbike)
  • Arrival & departure transfers by large car/ tempo in Delhi, Chandigarh & Amritsar
  • Train ticket from Delhi to Chandigarh & Amritsar to Delhi in AC chair car
  • Train ticket from Kalka to Shimla in NAC chair car
  • Services of local guide in Chandigarh, Shimla, Amritsar & Delhi
  • Entrances to place of visit in Himachal (camera fee not included)
  • Presently applicable taxes

Cost Does Not Include

Any airfare/ train fare, any other meal than mentioned in itinerary, any personal or travel Insurance, tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature, any item not specified under cost inclusions.

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