Dharamshala is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh that attracts a large number of tourists annually. It is the principal township of the Kangra district and was formerly known as Bhagsu. This hill station boasts of a thick cover of oak and conifer trees along with snow-capped mountains on three sides. During the British rule, Lord Elgin was mesmerised by the beauty of the destination as it reminded him of his home in Scotland. It is said that Lord Elgin requested the British Monarch to make Dharamshala the summer capital of India.
Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, two popular suburbs of Dharamshala, served as health resorts and resting places for British rulers. It attracts a lot of tourists all year due to its scenic beauty and culture. The facilities and infrastructure in Dharamshala are other factors that make it a favourable tourist destination. While visiting this north Indian city, travellers can be assured of complete comfort, entertainment and rejuvenation. located in the kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh is a popular destination place for tourists because of its incredible beauty and peaceful environment. It is placed at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level. The presence of Dalai Lama and the strong holds for the Tibetan refugees has made this Town a remarkable place for both Indians and foreigners. Surrounded by dense forests, it is the green hill station for those who love to explore India and its beautiful places.
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 Carfrom 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 Dharamshala.
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 Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel Dalhousie.
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 – Amritsar (200Kms./ 3 - 4Hrs.)
After Breakfast Transfer from Dalhousie to Amritsar by Surface. Arrive Amritsar and check in to your pre booked hotel. After freshen up visit Golden Temple, Mata Mandir, Jallianwala bagh and enjoy the place. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 10: Amritsar to Delhi (470Kms./ 8- 9 Hrs.)
After Breakfast check out from hotel. Visit Wagah Border and then from there only Depart for Delhi. On arrival drop at Railway Station/ Airport.
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The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 15 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala.
An overnight train journey is a good option to reach Dharamshala. The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 86 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.