Best Of Himachal And Amritsar

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Dalhousie Khajjiar and Chamba Itinerary: One of the most popular tourist places in India, Himachal Pradesh is home to snow-clad peaks, stunning lakes, charming architecture, and vibrant culture. The state is studded with small hill towns each with its own unique identity.

Amritsar is a major commercial and cultural centre in the heart of Punjab. The city is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. Respectfully marvel at the Indian and Pakistani soldiers who march-off nightly at the Wagha Border, and at the Jallian Wala Bagh the site of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre in 1919.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Transportation Accommodations
Breakfast,Dinner Local taxes
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity




Day 1: DELHI TO SHIMLA (365 K.MS 10 HRS)

On arrival pick up from Airport or Railway station meet and leave for Shimla. On the way visit Pinjore Garden, Arrive Shimla by evening and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 : SHIMLA

Post breakfast excursion of Chail, Kufri.   Chail is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a small hamlet with natural setting free from fast life, pollution and concrete jungles. Visit Chail palace in Chail. Kufri is popular for its trekking trails and hiking. The pine scented air and the beautiful views around, are attractions of this serene hill resort. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park. Himalayan National Park at Kufri has several animals of the area including bears and musk deer. Horses and yaks are there for rides. By afternoon we return to Shimla and visit various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grind lays Bank (1912) – the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grind lay, The Scandal Point, Jakhoo Temple – Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this temple is at an altitude of 2,455m near the highest point of Shimla ridge. It offers a fine view over the surrounding valleys, out to the snowcapped peaks, and over the town itself. The temple is a 45-minute walk from the Mall. Jakhu is a vantage point for witnessing the changing skyline as the sun rises or sets.  Evening explore the famous Shopping Plaza of the North. Return to hotel for night stay.


Day 3: SHIMLA – MANALI (254 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Manali via Kullu Valley – the largest valley is also known as the Valley of Gods. The Beas River runs through the middle of the valley. En- route visiting Manikaran- World’s Hottest Sulfur Spring Waters and is a holy place for Hindu & Sikhs. This is the lovely forested valley of the Parvati River, which flows into the Beas near Bhuntar. The legend goes that Shiva and Parvati lived here. When Parvati lost her earrings in the river Parvati, they were traced to the snake god, Shesh Nag. Shesh Nag then snorted, releasing the earrings and creating Manikaran’s hot springs — The water is so hot here that you can boil rice, so pure that it’s said to cure ailments. Guru Nanak is believed to have performed miracles at Manikaran and there’s an important gurudwara here.



Very early morning we leave for Rohatang Pass (subject to permit and if open). Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor.

If not open we will take you on an excursion to Sollang valley: A beautiful drive, scenic views of cascading mountains and the gently flowing Beas River will make this experience a wee bit more special. If you are here during winter, you can go for the intense 300-meter ski lift or other smaller lifts and jumps.

There are a bundle of surprises in store for kids as well. From zorbing to horse riding, you can pack in a big picnic basket and find the perfect picnic spot for a wonderful evening. There are innumerable shops selling delicious snacks and the good old Maggie for the growling stomachs. Overnight at Manali.



After breakfast proceed the local sightseeing in and around Manali, Like Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Bath, Van Vihar, Tibetan Monastery, and Club House. Afternoon is at leisure and evening shopping at the local market at mall Road. Overnight at hotel.


Day 6: MANALI TO DHARMSHALA (230 kms 7-8hrs)

After breakfast leave for Dharamshala. Arrive by later afternoon and check into hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at hotel



Dharamshala -the land of the Lama, jewel of Kangra Valley. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains, Dharamshala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two distinct and widely separated sections, Upper and Lower Dharamshala, which differ almost a thousand metres in height Dharamshala overlooks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. A nearby snowline with numerous streams and cool healthy atmosphere makes the surroundings very attractive. The colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, adds attraction for the visitor. Visit Old Church, Bhagsu Waterfall and Mall Road at Mcleod Ganj and Dalai Lama Temple.

Evening time visit to Mall Road for shopping diner at hotel night stay at Dharamshala.



After breakfast drive to Dalhousie. Arrive by afternoon and check into hotel. Dalhousie was established in 1854 by the British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Built around five hills Dalhousie is clothed in stately groves of deodar and oak. Its marvelous forests trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. Dalhousie still has a touch of the “Raj” and its colonial style building and houses bring back the flavors of an earlier era.



Khajjiar called Mini Switzerland is situated at the height of 6500 feet above the sea level. Enjoy the panoramic view of Khajjiar. Visit Kalatop, Chamba (famous for Temples) dinner at hotel night stay at Dalhousie.



Breakfast at hotel. Later drive for Amritsar. Arrive by late afternoon and check into Gurudwara.  Amritsar: Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. The same cannot be said for the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple.

Evening visit Golden temple of Amritsar to witness Palki sahib ceremony. Dozens of devotees act as a human conveyor belt to carry the Granth Sahib (a shrine containing the Adi Grantham) from the main shrine to the sanctum, where it is kept until the opening ceremony the following morning. Visitors may participate in the ceremony, taking their turn to shoulder the weight of the enormous shrine.



Start your full day city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important Sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs.
Also visit the famous kitchen Guru Ka Langar: The tradition of serving langar Initiated by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and then established by the 3rd Guru Sri Guru Amar Dass Jib at Goindwal. Even the Mughal King Akbar came and sat among the ordinary people to share langar.
Everyone is welcome to share the Langar; no one is turned away. Each week a family or several families volunteer to provide and prepare the Langar. This is very generous, as there may be several hundred people to feed, and caterers are not allowed. All the preparation, the cooking and the washing-up is done by volunteers and or by voluntary helpers (Sewadars).

In the Golden Temple Community Kitchen at an average 75,000 devotees or tourists take langar in the Community Kitchen daily; but the number becomes almost double on special occasions. On average over a 100 Quintal Wheat Flour, 25 Quintal Cereals, 10 Quintal Rice, 5000 Ltr Milk, 10 Quintal Sugar, 5 Quintal Pure Ghee is used a day. Nearly 100 LPG Gas Cylinders are used to prepare the meals. 100’s of employees and devotees render their services to the kitchen.

Then visit Jallianwala Bagh which is a memorial to the countless numbers of innocent Indians which were massacred by General Dyer in 13 April 1919which happened to be ‘Baisakhi’, one of Punjab’s largest religious festivals. British General, Edward Dyer, ordered his soldiers to opened fire on an unarmed gathering of Hundreds men, women and children in this place. Visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum – The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is surrounded by the lovely garden Ram Bagh. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a prominent figure, who had carved a niche for himself in the history of India. The Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armour, outstanding paintings and century’s old coins and manuscripts.   Then visit Durgiana Temple, Durgiana Temple is a premier Hindu temple of Punjab situated in the city of Amritsar. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga and it is also called by the name of Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Late afternoon visit Wagah Border “India–Pakistan Border” which is famous for its ‘Retreat’ ceremony at the time of sunset. Indeed the flag-lowering ceremony at the end of each day on the India-Pakistan border at Wagah in Punjab has over the years become a tourist destination. The two flag posts are located contiguous to the boundary line between the two gates. The Wagah check-point is about mid-way between the cities of Lahore in Pakistan and Amritsar in India, each about 25 kilometers away. Return to the Hotel. Overnight at Amritsar Hotel.



Breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to airport


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