Dalhousie rose in the second string of hill stations that the British built in the region. Its location, at the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountains - which are a sub-system of the Himalaya - gave it a commanding position overlooking the plains of the Punjab. As the town grew, expectedly, it became a popular summer retreat for many families of the Punjab who preferred its easy lifestyle and relaxed ambience to the snooty social divides of Shimla. With its ' old world charm ' and lingering echoes of the Raj, the town covers an area of about seventeen square kilometres.
Its picture perfect setting allures tourists from different nooks and crannies of the globe. Our Dalhousie tour packages allow you to witness the splendor concealed in every corner of this hill station. Right from the gushing Satdhara Falls to the firmly standing Dainkund Peak (the highest mountain of Dalhousie), we take you to all those destinations that define the Dalhousie tour at its best. Moreover, We ensure that you grab the best travel deal at best price. Not just this, many of our Dalhousie tour packages also let you explore various nearby attractions like Khajjiar, Chamba, Bharmaur, Chhatrari and a lot more.
Day 01: New Delhi – Shimla
Arrive Delhi airport / railway station and drive to Shimla (350Kms./ 08 hrs) the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens or Ropeway at Timber Trail, Parwanoo. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall and the famous Ridge. Ridge is famous for its stunning vistas of the valley and the Christ Church which is the most photographed landmark of Shimla. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 2: Shimla
After Breakfast Excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride and One can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after sightseeing of 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 Grindlays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 3: Shimla to Manali (265 Kms. 8 Hrs.)
Transfer from Shimla to Manali by surface Enroute visit Kullu valley, Beas River, Dashehra maidan etc. Arrive and transfer to hotel Manali. Evening free for rest. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 4: Manali (Local Sightseeing)
Morning proceed to Visit the 450 years old Hidimbadevi Temple, the oldest temple in Manali, Tibetean center & monastery, Vasisth village, known for its hot Sulpher springs Roerich art Gallery. Bahist Temple, Solang Valley which offers a spectacular view of glaciers and snow capped peaks..at an altitude of 3978 meters. Also visit Kothi, Rahala Water falls on the way. (Subject to weather conditions and road being open). Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 5 : Rohtang Pass (100 Kms. Round Tour)
Early morning visit A place not to be missed- Rohtang Pass, (51Kms. / 3Hrs.) from Manali at an altitude of 3978 meters. Also visit Kothi, Rahala Water falls on the way.(subject to weather conditions and road being open). Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road. Night stay in Manali. (Visit to Rohtang Pass not included in the cost. subject to weather conditions and road being open).(As per Himachal Goverment Rouling outsiders not go to do the Rohtang Pass & Guest Have to Take Car from union on Direct Payment Basis. )
Day 6: Manali to Dharmshala (280 Kms./ 10 Hrs.)
A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden. Dharamhsala is a hill- station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north- east of Kangra, It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 7: Dharmshala to Dalhousie (145 Kms./ 5 Hrs.)
After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of Places which includes, His holiness Dalailama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 8: Dalhousie -Khajjiar
Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor– General of the l9th century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation– pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjipula, Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24 Kms. from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 9: Dalhousie – Chandigarh (350km./ 7Hrs.)
Transfer from Dalhousie to Chandigarh by Surface. On arrival proceed towards airport/ railway station to board Flight/ Train back to home.
Tour Cancilation policy
The city does have an airport but tourists from different parts of the country can land at the airport Gaggal in Kangra to reach this hill station. The airport is approximately 135 km away from the heart of Dalhousie.
Nearest railhead is Pathankot (82 km) which is well-connected to various cities in India, Taxis can be found from outside the railway station to reach Dalhousie.