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Dharmshala and Dalhousie with Golden Temple
07 Days/06 Nights: Tour of Dharmshala and Dalhousie with Golden Temple
Places of Visits: Amritsar (Arrival) – Dharmshala - Dalhousie - Pathankot (Departure)
TOUR COST: BASED 3* +Similar to 4* Category of hotes
MINIMUM OF 04 PAYING PERSON Indian Rupees 55510/- for All 4 Guest
(Cost for children is not included)

TOUR LODGING INFO: 06 Hotel Nights
Our aforementioned quoted prices are based on room (Used base category room at all the hotels) + mentioned meals basis, on the same or equivalent hotels.
PLACE NO.OF NIGHTS 3* + Similar to 4* Hotels
Amritsar 02 Nights Raj Darbar
Dharmshala 02 Nights Surya Resorts
Dalhousie 02 Nights Inderaptastha Resorts

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 06 Nights accommodation in the mentioned category of hotels or similar.
- All transfers / tours and excursions by one private vehicle.
- Daily Breakfast.
- Sightseeing as per package details.
- Our handling charges.
- All presently applicable taxes.

PACKAGE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
- Entrances at all sightseeing, Cameras Fee
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- All other than those listed in above inclusions.

Days Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Amritsar
Meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
Later in the afternoon visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 02: Amritsar
Visit Amritsar, literally Pool of Nectar, derives its name from the Amrit Sarovar that surrounds the famous Golden Temple in the city.
Golden Temple – the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs is located in the heart of Amritsar and most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism The Golden Temple welcomes everyone regardless of the religion or faith one follows. The stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful.
Jalianwala bagh - The historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in India, here hundreds of innocent Indian men, women an children were massacred who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919.
Durgiana Mandir complex is popularly known as the Durgiana derives its name from the Goddess Durga. This connection with Goddess Durga has a socio cultural references as Goddess Durga is normally invoked for protection and health while the soldiers go to war.
Amritsar is particularly nearer and dearer to Hindus as it is believed that the Lov-Kush along with their mother Mata Sita spent their early childhood in the ashram of Bhagwan Maharishi Balmiki ji in the land of Amritsar.
Baba Atal Rai - Located at a distance of few kilometres from the main town, Baba Atal Rai Tower is also a site worth visiting. It is believed that Guru Har Gobind died at this spot. Named after the son of Guru Har Gobind, this nine storied building is an important landmark of the place. Climbing on to the top gives you a panoramic view of the entire area. The first floor of the tower houses some of the miniatures related to Guru Nanak’s life and his preaching. Makes a must visit.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Amritsar – Dharmshala 200 kms.4.5 hours
Morning drive to Dharmshala, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the time free for independent activities. Evening walk at Mcleodganj Market. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Dharmshala
Visit Dharmshal city. Visit The Tibetan Children’s village, Norbulingka Institute, Dal Lake, Bhagsunath temple,Bhagsu waterfall.
The Tibetan Children’s Village -Thousands of children flee Tibet each year and arrive in McLeod Ganj, often without their parents. The Tibetan Children’s Village is where they live and study, along with other Tibetan children whose Indian-resident parents send them to TCV to receive a Tibetan education.
The children–over 3,000 of them–are housed in numerous dormitories and small apartment complexes near Dal Lake. They attend classes in Tibetan language, literature, history, science, math, English and the performing and visual arts. Visitors are welcome to observe classes and long-term volunteers are sometimes accepted to help with the many needs of the children.
The Norbulingka Institute - located about 15 km from McLeod Ganj and is well worth the effort to get there by taxi or local bus. Developed by the Dalai Lama as a center for the continuation and training of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts, the ground alone are testament to the Tibetan’s architectural and artistic skill. A number of buildings, all ornately decorated cover several acres complete with a koi pond, bridges and gardens.
Norbulingka also has a restaurant and a guesthouse on the grounds, and, if you happen to find someone who will show you, an apartment that is one of the Dalai Lama’s residences.
Dal Lake - A small mid altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near of a very beautiful village "Tota Rani".The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered as a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. There are different kinds of fish that live in this lake. This lake has greenish water.
Bhagsunath Temple - a medieval temple 3 kms east of Mcleodganj.The ambience of the temple is tranquil and reposed, with plentiful pools around, considered sacred by the Hindu devotees.
Bhagsu Waterfall is situated at Bhagsu . It lies behind the famous Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoons the fall turns into a glorious 30 ft cascade. The mountain side of the fall is decorated with stylish slate graffiti. It is an ideal spot for picnics and recreation.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Dharmshala – Dalhousie : 143 kms 4.5 hours
Dalhousie a beautiful and seren hillstation in the western Himalayas. On arrival check-in Hotel.
Afternoon excursion to Khajjiar. Khajjiar is 23 kms. One way from Dalhouise.
Khajjiar - mini Switzerland of India at a height of 6400 ft. the lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. Grazing herds of sheep, goats and other milch cattle present a prefect pastoral scenery. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of the lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains. Still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque and a photographer's delight.
A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood.
The best entertainment in Khajjiar is to walk around the lake or to go for long walks in the thick pine forests. Children enjoy this place because of the freedom of movement and the sloppy terrain which permits them to roll down to the lake without getting hurt. Another attraction like any other hill station is horse riding. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Dalhousie
Sightseeing of Dalhousie, visiting Churches, Jandhri Ghat, Satdhara, Subhash Baoli, The Catholic Church Of St. Francis, Bara Pathar, Panjpulla.
Churches - There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Jandhri Ghat - Around half a kilometre away from the Subhash Baoli, Jandhri Ghat enfolds an elegant palace in the midst of tall pine trees. Chamba's erstwhile rulers governed from here till the advent of Lord Dalhousie. The palace houses a number of shikhar trophies. Beside the palace, Jandhri Ghat offers heavenly spots for picnicking-gushing streamlets in the midst of fragrant pine-scented breezes. Bakrota Hills and the 'Round' (2085m): Less than 5 km from the town centre, the Bakrota Hills frame a breathtaking view of the further snow-clad peaks. The 'round' is a walling circuit around the hill, very popular with residents.
Satdhara- On the way to Panjpulla, at an altitude of 2,036mts. (6,678 ft.), these seven springs are reputed to have great therapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties.
Subhash Baoli - It was at this enchaining spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and mediating.Commanding a view of the snowcapped mountains, 1.6-km away from the G.P.O. (check spelling) Square, the spring of Subhash Baoli is situated at an altitude of 2,085 metres (6,678 ft.).
The Catholic Church Of St. Francis - Dalhousie is another hill station with a number of old churches. The Church near the G.P.O looks untouched by time. The Catholic Church of St.Francis, built in 1894.
Bara Pathar (4Km.) - Set amidst thick forest is the small temple of Bhulwani Mata, in the village of Ahla, on the way to Kalatope. A fair is celebrated in July to venerate the goddess. It is 4 km away from the town.
Panjpulla (2Km.) -This is picturesque spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. Just 2 km away from the town lies the 'five bridges' memorial, built in memory of Ajit Singh, one of India's well-loved freedom fighters. A natural tank and creams give the spot a fitting serenity.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07: Dalhousie – Pathankot 80 Kms. 2 hours
In time drive to Pathankot to catch the train for onwards destination.