Himachal : Dharamshala Dalhousie Tour – 6 Days

6 Days

Overview

Escape to the breathtaking mountains of Himachal Pradesh with a Dharamshala and Dalhousie tour. This exciting itinerary whisks you away to two charming hill stations nestled amidst stunning scenery. Immerse yourself in the spiritual vibes of Dharamshala, the home of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the McLeod Ganj neighborhood, visit monasteries and temples, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

Dalhousie, on the other hand, offers a quintessential hill station experience. Take in the beauty of rolling hills, lush valleys, and quaint villages. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you stroll along scenic walkways and admire colonial-era architecture. You might even spot a gurgling stream or a serene lake on your journeys.

Key Destination

  • Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj: Dalai Lama Temple Complex: The spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism. Bhagsu Waterfall: A scenic waterfall near the Bhagsunath Temple. Triund Trek: A popular trekking route offering panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range. Norbulingka Institute: A center for preserving Tibetan culture and arts.
  • Dalhousie and Khajjiar: St. John’s Church: A historic church with beautiful architecture. Panchpula: A scenic spot with waterfalls and streams. Khajjiar: Often referred to as “Mini Switzerland of India,” it’s a picturesque plateau with meadows and a lake.

Itinerary

On arrival at Chandigarh Railway Station/Airport, you will meet or be assisted by our representative and drive for Dharamshala, Enroute covers :- Chintpurni Temple, Kangra Devi Temple, Kangra Fort, Chamunda Devi Temple. Check in to the hotel, Dinner, and overnight stay in the hotel.

Morning After, breakfast visit full day Sightseeing in Dharamshala :- BhagsuNath Temple, Bhagsu Water Fall, Dal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, Nadi Picnic Spot, St. John Church. Evening visit - “Mcleodganj Market”. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dharamshala.

After breakfast check out the hotel and depart for Dalhousie on arrival check-in hotel after fresh up visit – Panjpulla a memorial is built in memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, one of the Indian well-loved freedom fighters and uncle of Sardar Bhagat Singh. Panjpulla has a small lake with a boating facility and is the nearest picnic spot. At Panjpulla, A Waterfall is also there. Evening visit - Gandhi Market & Mall Road. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Dalhousie.

This day after breakfast proceeds for a full day sightseeing in Dalhousie :- “KHAJJIAR”, Khajjiar Top, KalaTop, Wild Life Sanctuary, Satdhara Fall, Bakrota Hills, DainKund Peak, Subash Bowly. Evening visit “Mall Road”. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dalhousie

Morning, After breakfast leave for Amritsar, reach Amritsar direct go to - Wagah Border-(Indo Park Parade). Return to Amritsar and Especially visit for – Golden Temple with (Light Vision). Overnight stay at a hotel in Amritsar.

Morning, After breakfast, check out from hotel and Visit Local Sightseeing in Amritsar :- Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple and Drive to Chandigarh drop at Chandigarh Railway Station / Airport to catch onward Train / Flight...

Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit

  • Summer (April to June): Ideal for sightseeing, trekking, and adventure sports.
  • Monsoon (July to September): Lush greenery and fewer tourists, but some areas may experience landslides.
  • Autumn (September to November): Clear skies and pleasant weather.
  • Winter (December to February): Snowfall and winter sports, especially in Shimla, Manali, and Spiti.

Transport

  • Himachal Pradesh is well-connected by road. Major towns like Shimla and Manali have bus services, taxis, and rental cars. For remote areas like Spiti, private vehicles or guided tours are recommended.

 

Accommodation

  • A range of options from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts. Homestays are also popular, especially in rural areas, offering a chance to experience local culture.

 

Adventure Activities

  • Trekking: Popular treks include the Hampta Pass, Beas Kund, and the Triund trek.
  • Paragliding: Bir-Billing is a world-renowned paragliding site.
  • Rafting: River rafting in the Beas River (Kullu-Manali) and Spiti River.
  • Skiing: Solang Valley and Kufri are popular skiing destinations.
  • Camping: Campsites are available in Manali, Spiti Valley, and other scenic spots.

Cultural Highlights

  • Festivals: Attend local festivals like Dussehra in Kullu, Losar (Tibetan New Year) in Dharamshala, and the Summer Festival in Shimla.

Local Cuisine

  • Try Himachali dishes like Dham (traditional feast), Chana Madra, Siddu (steamed bread), and Babru (a type of flatbread).

Handicrafts

  • Shop for local handicrafts like Kullu shawls, Kangra paintings, and Tibetan artifacts.

Safety Tips

  • Altitude Sickness: Take it slow when traveling to high-altitude areas like Spiti Valley. Acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.
  • Road Conditions: Some roads, especially to remote areas, can be rough and prone to landslides. Travel during daylight and check local advisories.

Weather

  • Carry appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions. Winters can be extremely cold, especially in high-altitude areas.

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Himachal : Dharamshala Dalhousie Tour – 6 Days