JAMMU/AMRITSAR – DALHOUSIE (5 HRS.)
- Arrival at Jammu/Amritsar Station or Airport, we proceed Dalhousie - a famous hill station in Himachal
famous for snow-capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made a home in Dalhousie and
there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. Arrive at the hotel
check in and relax. Evening free for leisure at the hotel, or plan a leisurely walk at the ridge. Dinner and
Overnight at the hotel.
DALHOUSIE TO KHAJJIAR EXCURSION AND LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
- After breakfast today visit Khajjiar - Often called India's Switzerland the exquisite glade of Khajjiar
(1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes thick forests of deodar climb the
slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajji
Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Later back to Dalhousie
and you can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set among the
pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are linked
by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
DALHOUSIE TO DHARAMSHALA (5 HRS.)
- After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating
your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend
the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal
holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of
attractions. Dinner and Stay overnight.
DAY 4 DHARAMSHALA/MCLEODGANJ SIGHTSEEING
- After breakfast is free for a tour of Dharamshala where you are going to cover the major attractions that
are going to include Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery. All these places are
filled with a lot of natural beauty. After lunch we embark on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan
Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines. St. John Church, which is one of
the oldest churches of this region. It is widely acknowledged for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which
were donated by Lady Elgin. Other than these attractions, some other places to visit include Kangra Art
Museum, and Kunal Pathri Temple. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
DHARAMSHALA TO AMRITSAR (5 HRS.), WAGAH BORDER VISIT
- Checkout from Hotel after breakfast and then we drive to Amritsar by Road. Amritsar is a city in the
north-western Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled
old town is the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), considered the holiest gurdwara, or religious
complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar
lake, where pilgrims bathe. On reaching check in to the hotel. If time permits proceed for visit to iconic
bating retreat ceremony at Wagah-Atari border. Later back to hotel, dinner & Overnight stay.
DEPARTURE FROM AMRITSAR
- Start your day early and visit to holy Golden Temple. Return to hotel for breakfast and checkout
formalities. If time permits you can also visit Jallianwala bagh & the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer
Palace Museum. Finally proceed to airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.