Day 01 Arrivalin Amritsar | Drive to Dharamshala (200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)
Meetour representative upon arrival in Amritsar and proceed to Dharamshala –Perhaps one of the best holiday destinations since the time of the British.Situated amid coniferous forests, this place is renowned as the holy abode ofThe Dalai Lama- the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore His home in thispicturesque territory and the Centre of Tibetan culture to gain an insight intothe place's origin and history. Head to the hub of Buddhist culture inDharamshala- McLeod Ganj and explore its myriad attractions, including theexotic Kangra valley. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival for overnight stay.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Dharamshala
Afterbreakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, whichincludes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritualleader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medicalcenter and the Church of St. John. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yogaand meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Overnight stay inDharamshala.
Day 03 Drive from Dharamshala –Dalhousie (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)
Afterbreakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival,check-in to the hotel. Later, visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar andhike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks. Also,see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousiewas founded. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Trip to Khajjiar
Afterbreakfast, drive to Khajjiar to spend the day in what is called India’s‘mini-Switzerland’. Khajjiar is among the 160 places in the world that wasofficially given the title because of its resemblance to the lovely landscapesin Switzerland. The lush green meadows are a photographer’s delight. KhajjiarLake is situated at the centre of the plains. Return to Dalhousie for Overnightstay at the hotel.
Day 05 Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar(200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)
Afterearly breakfast, drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, is aspiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives itsname from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das - the 4thSikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularlyknown as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. After check-in at the hotel,proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ceremony where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective nationalflags in their unique styles. After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple.If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum. Overnight stayin Amritsar.
Day 06 Departure from Amritsar
Afterbreakfast, you will be transferred to Amritsar railway station / airport forreturn journey back home.
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• 5-nightaccommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• Meal plan as mentioned above
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by privatetourist vehicle (Air conditioner in vehicles will not work in hilly areas)
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt.Service Tax
• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Entrance fee at Monuments
• Guide service
• Special activities as per the itinerary
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phonecalls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable atmonuments