(6) Nights - (7) Days | Delhi - Dharamshala(2N) - Dalhousie(3N) - Amritsar(1N) - Delhi
Arrive at Delhi airport and get transferred to Dharamshala by road, where the Tibetan spiritual and political leader His Holiness Dalai Lama lives in exile. On arrival, get transferred to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast this morning, leave for a half-day tour of Dharamshala visiting The Tibetan Medical center, Church of St. John, meditation courses and local monasteries. After this, spend the remaining part of the day at your leisure. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and comfortable overnight stay.
Check-out of the hotel and drive toDalhousie. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Today, go for an excursion to Khajjiar, popularly known as mini Switzerland. Return toDalhousieand enjoy dinner and comfortable stay in the hotel.
A day at leisure to explore nearby places and do local sightseeing.
Today after breakfast in the morning check out and proceed towards Amritsar. In the evening or next day morning, you can do Amritsar sightseeing which includes Golden temple, Wagha border, Jalianwala bagh, etc.
Today morning after breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed towards Delhi airport for your return journey.About Dharamshala
Home to the holy abode of the Dalai Lama at McLeod Ganj, this town located in Kangra Valley has numerous Buddhist monasteries, scattered amidst the hills surrounding this region. With the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile, the traditions and flavors of Tibet have found its way into the culture and cuisine of Dharamshala.
The region also has many ancient temples and beautiful churches built during the reign of the British, tucked away in the lush green forests. Dharamshala boasts of an International Cricket Stadium, which has hosted many international and IPL cricket matches. The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) is held every year, in the month of November.
Surrounded by pine-clad mountains and spectacular views, Dalhousie is a gem of a hill station in India. Located in western Himachal Pradesh it has a quaint and laid-back atmosphere. The scenery is very vivid with flowering rhododendrons and dense forests filled with pines, oaks, and deodars. The town was established by the British as a summer retreat for their officials.
Dalhousie is dotted with beautiful buildings sporting colonial architecture, reminiscent of the British era, such as St. Francis’s Church, St. Patrick’s Church and St. Andrew’s Church. With serene environs and majestic snow-capped mountains, Dalhousie refreshes your senses. Subhash Baoli is a quiet sanctuary surrounded by towering trees, named after ‘Netaji’ Subhash Chandra Bose, who spent a lot of time here in meditation.
Take an adventurous trek to the top of the picturesque Dainkund Peak. Get a few souvenirs from the Tibetan Market to commemorate the trip to Dalhousie.
The meaning of the word ‘Amritsar’ translates to ‘a pool of nectar. This beautiful, holy city lives up to its name in every way. Located in Punjab, the city is close to Pakistan geographically, with the Wagah Border situated 28 kilometers from the city. Amritsar is a city with a small-town feel. The city has prospered immensely and houses upmarket hotels and fancy malls.
However, it is still deeply rooted in its rich history and culture, represented by its holy shrines and rich cuisine. The city is home to the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple. It is a key spiritual center for the Sikh religion and attracts millions of visitors every year, from all over the country and the world. Another famous temple in the city is the Ramtirth temple, which is believed to be the site of the ashram of Maharishi Valmiki, the writer of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Other tourist attractions are the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Mata Temple. Amritsar played an important role in the Indian Independence Movement when it suffered from the tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The site has been converted into a memorial, where people can pay homage to the martyrs.