Dharamshala & Mcleodganj: Dharamsala is located in the district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. What many people don’t know is that there are two parts of the city. One is known as Lower Dharamshala, which is its commercial center and dotted with markets, courts and the famous Kotwali Bazaar, where you come across items of everyday use. Upper Dharamshala is home to Mcleodganj as well as other structures which remind you of its colonial past. The two different parts of the city have something different to offer. As a tourist, it offers you the opportunity to unwind and take in the beauty of the surroundings.
Dalhousie: Dalhousie is one of the most famous hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. It stretches itself leisurely through the five mountains, Kathlog, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. It was established by Lord Dalhousie in 1850, and there are many things that remind you of its colonial past. Sightseeing though, is one of the many ways of keeping yourself busy here.Those visiting Dalhousie do so to be in the company of nature, and it keeps them company always. It doesn’t matter which part of the town you may be in, the sight of snowcapped peaks of Dhauladhar Range greet you constantly. The clouds embrace the mountains in the distance, while the greenery of the landscape is brought out by the sun’s rays in another. This contrast lightens the mood and cheers you up.
Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station
Amritsar Airport/Railway STation
Mode Of transport
All Airport transfers by private SUV Car
All taxes and charges related to vehicles for pickup and drops
Parking and toll fees.
Complimentary breakfast in all hotels where previous night is spent.
All above mentioned sightseeing trips
Meals which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Mineral water/Beverages or Alcoholic drinks.
Any additional costs incurred in case of a medical emergency / natural disaster.
Optional excursions mentioned in the itinerary
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions
Arrival at Chandigarh, travel to Dharamshala
On arrival at Chandigarh, transfer to Dharamshala.
Dharamshala it is a beautiful and serene hill town that shot to fame after Holi Dalai Lama took shelter here.
Spend the rest of the day by indulging in the activities of your interest.
Stay overnight at Dharamshala.
Dharamshala (McLeod Ganj)
After breakfast, proceed for half-day sightseeing in Dharamshala including below :
Dal Lake - Placed amidst lush greenery the lake also has a Shiva temple on its banks.
St. John's Church - an Anglican church built in 1852, it is dedicated to John The Baptist.
Tibetan Monastery - for witnessing the worshipping rituals of the region.
Bhagsu Nag Temple - an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Snake God, Nag and Lord Shiva.
Dalai Lama Temple Complex - An official residence of Dalai Lama in India.
Gyuto Monastery - The Gyuto monastery is a tantric college based on the Tibetan Tantric Wisdom.
In evening, visit Dharamshala International Cricket Stadium.
Overnight stay at Dharamshala.
Dharamshala - Dalhousie
Post breakfast, get transferred to Dalhousie, by road.
En-route, admire the mesmerizing scenery, the cool breeze and the verdant greenery sprinkled all around.
Upon arrival in Dalhousie, complete the check-in at the hotel.
In evening, visit Satdhara Falls, Chamunda Devi Temple.
Indulge in some street shopping. Overnight stay at Dalhousie.
Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dalhousie
Full day excursion to Chamba and Khajjiar.
Both these towns near Dalhousie are known for their lush landscape, floral meadows and tranquility.
The list of attractions of the day includes :
Central Park - it offers a magnificent view of the entire hill town.
Rang Mahal - one of the largest monuments of the region that is built in Mughal-British architecture.
Khajjiar Lake - Most iconic location in Khajjiar.
Bhuri Singh Museum - Named after Chamba's former king, it houses collection of miniature paintings, wooden carvings etc.
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary - Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is an amazing combination of snow-capped mountain ranges, rich wildlife, verdant grasslands, white water streams, thick deodar vegetation.
Dainkund Peak - The Dainkund Peak is Dalhousie’s highest peak that watches over the amazing landscapes of the place.
If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can also try your hand at zorbing.
Back to Dalhousie for overnight stay.
Dalhousie to Chandigarh
Early morning post breakfast, drive from Dalhousie to Chandigarh