Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala Taxi Tour

Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala Taxi Tour

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Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Route: Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala – Amritsar

Amritsar – Dalhousie – Dharamshala Taxi

Day 1:

Pickup from Amritsar Airport / Railway Station and transfer to hotel in Amritsar. After check into hotel, evening visit of the Wagah Border and Night Ceremony in Golden Temple. Wagah Border: The international border between India and Pakistan, the pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle. The daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags, as the sun goes down. The retreat ceremony starts at 5:15 PM in summer and 4:15 PM in the winter season. The total time duration of the ceremony is 45 minutes. The entrance to the venue is open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Golden Temple: The holiest temple in Sikhism and home to the Guru Granth Sahib, which is a focus of devotion during the day before being ‘put to bed’ each evening. The temple is arguably at its best at night, when it’s illuminated and the central promenade leading to the inner sanctum is lit with strings of lights. Chanting begins as the book is placed upon an embroidered pillow and carried to the Akal Takht, a five-tiered marble building, to rest for the night.

Day 2:

After Breakfast visit of the Amritsar Market, Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and after noon transfer to Dalhousie (205 km / 5 hours).

Amritsar is famous for its diverse attractions like Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border. But over the years, the city has also made a name for itself as a delightful shopping destination. We recommend to see the Golden Temple in a day light. Many pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters, and up to 100,000 people are fed in the temple kitchen each day. As a visitor, you can help prepare the food, wash up or serve. Jallianwala Bagh is a historic garden and ‘memorial of national importance’ in Amritsar, preserved in the memory of those wounded and killed in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that occurred on the site on the festival of Baisakhi, 13 April 1919. It houses a museum, gallery and a number of memorial structures. After noon transfer to Dalhousie. Check into hotel in Dalhousie and spend your evening walking across the famous Market of Dalhousie, Gandhi Chowk & Subhash Chowk Dalhousie: Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk is the lifeline of Dalhousie. Where you can spent time on Shopping and Eating. Gandhi Chowk Market is located at a convenient distance of just 15 minutes from the Central Bus Station. It is one of the most bustling places in the city and always packed with locals and tourists who come here not only to shop but also to relax, chill out and eat.

Day 3:

After breakfast full day sightseeing of the places: Panchpula Waterfalls in Dalhousie is a scenic place, which is surrounded by picturesque mountains and green valleys. Satdhara Falls (3 km): Satdhara Falls comes on the way while travelling to Panchpula from Dalhousie. This stunning Satdhara fall derives its name from the seven beautiful springs that flows from a height of 2036 meters. Subhash Baoli: (1 km): Subhash Baoli is located at a distance of around 1 km from Dalhousie has been named after Subhash Chandra Bose, the famous freedom fighter. In 1937, he had spent a lot of time in Dalhousie at this place. Subhash Baoli is a beautiful spot circumscribed by several and huge towering trees. St. John Church: St. John Church is one of the oldest church in Dalhousie. It is located in Gandhi Chowk and is one of the more popular spot for those who love photography, due to its steady mix of beauty and history. Bara Pather Dalhousie (4 km): Bara Pather is a famous temple in Dalhousie that attracts a lot of visitor every day. It is located amidst the quiet and pristine surroundings of Chamba Valley and is dedicated to Bhulwani Mata. The tourists love visiting this place for its excellent views of the snow-clad Himalayas. Dainkund Peak (12 km): Dainkund Peak is the highest peak in Dalhousie and famous as tourist spot where people come to experience the beautiful views and sense of calmness that this location has to offer with such a serene setting. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary (12 km): Kalatop hill in Dalhousie is famous for many reasons and one such reason is the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which is one of the most beautiful places in Dalhousie that draws tourists and make them fall in love with the place. This high altitude forest area is located at an average elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of thick pine, deodar, and oak forests. Khajjiar Lake (22 km): The Khajjiar lake is a paradise which makes one realize that there is no place like it in the whole world. On a clear and sunny day, tourist can enjoy the amazing view of Mount Kailash from the Khajjiar Lake. It is also known as Mini Switzerland of India. The main attraction of the Khajjiar lake is the floating island which is actually a cluster of grass and weed growing on the surface of the lake. Night stay at Dalhousie.

Day 4:

After breakfast proceed to Dharamshala (140 km / 5 hours), on the way to Dharamshala visit of the Chamera Lake (25 km): Chamera Lake is actually a reservoir formed by the Chamera Dam. It gives way to various water sports activities such as boat riding and fishing. After check into hotel day at leisure. Night stay at Dharamshala.

Day 5:

After breakfast full day sightseeing of the places: Naddi Village (12 km) – Naddi village is a Tribal Village above from Dal Lake and magnificent view of Dhauladhar snow mountain range from here. Sahaja Yoga Ashram & Meditation Centre (12 km):  Sahaja Yoga Ashram is situated in the beautiful, natural and peaceful location of Talnoo near the famous International Sahaja School in Village Naddi. In the Ashram meditation centre is open to public for free meditation and realization. Dal Lake (10 km): Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake near the Mcleodganj Dharamshala. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva Temple on its bank. St. John church (8 km): The St. John’s Church leaves traces of British rule in the country, located near Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. It came into existence in the year 1852. Bhagsunag Waterfall (12 km):  Bhagsunag Waterfall is among the most famous attractions of Mcleodganj Dharamshala. Located in the serene village of Bhagsu, the waterfall has a height of 20m. Mcleodganj & Dalai Lama (Namgyal) Monastery (9 km): Mcleodganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Himachal. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.  Mcleodganj was established in the mid-1850s as a British garrison and this time Mcleodganj has become a major centre for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Tsuglagkhang, The Dalai Lama’s temple complex (Namgyal Monastery) is the life-blood of the Mcleodganj. The H.H. Dalai Lama temple is located a short walk away from the market. Kangra Art Museum (500 mtr): The Kangra Art Museum is located at the centre of Kotwali Bazar in Dharamshala. A must visit place for art lovers and history buffs. The prime attraction of the Kangra Art Museum is the miniature paintings have to be looked into for its intricate and mesmerizing work. Tea Gardens Dharamshala (1 km): The smallest tea region of Dharamshala has beautifully lined and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea and is available for purchase in many shops across Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. War Memorial (1 km): War Memorial is located at the entry point of the Dharamshala town and it was built to commemorate the memory of those who fought valiantly for the honour of their motherland. Cricket Stadium Dharamshala (1 km): The Dharamshala Cricket Stadium ground has a snow-capped background in the form of the Dauladhar hill-range. The mountains add to the serenity of the venue, which lies at an altitude of 1317 metres above sea level. Another impressive feature is its openness and small-sized stands, which allow for winds to sweep across. Norbulinga Tibetan Handicraft Institute (8 km): The institute is named after Norbulingka, the traditional summer residence of the H.H. Dalai Lamas in Lhasa, Tibet. The main building is a replica of the Norbulingka palace in Lhasa. Night stay at Dharamshala.

Day 6:

This day we leave you to your first day Pickup location – Amritsar Railway station or Airport.