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Dalhousie - Dharamsala With Golden Temple And Vaishnodevi Tour

Package Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Destination Covered
Amritsar - Katra - Dharamshala

  • Day 1 : Amritsar - Visit Golden Temple, Jalianwalabagh and Wagah Border

    • Golden Temple

    Description :

    Arrive at Amritsar. Visit Golden Temple, the most revered pilgrim centre for Sikhs, one of the five Takhts and a renowed tourist attraction. Also visit Jalianwala Bagh and evening beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border (36 kms).

    Day 2 : Dalhousie - Dharamshala. Visit Norbulingka Institute.

    • War Memorial

    Description :

    Proceed to Dharamsala (3500+ ft asl, 190 kms - 5 hrs). Visit Norbulingka Institute, a must visit for any visitor to Dharamsala for a Tibetan cultural heritage experience and St Johns Church. Time permitting, visit war memorial at Dharamsala, that commemorates martyrs of the area.

    Day 3 : Mcleodgunj Visit and options visits around Dharamsala

    • Chinmaya Tapovan

    Description :

    Morning visit to Mcleodgunj (6500+ ft asl, 10 kms), visit Dalai Lama Monastery and Bhagshunath Temple (3 kms from Mcleodgunj). Visit local street market for tibetan artefacts. Naddi Area near Cantonment (8 kms from Mcleodgunj) has one of the best Himalayan views of the area. In the evening time permitting, Pilgrimage oriented travellers may head for Chinmaya Tapovan, an ashram complex established by the late Swami Chinmayananda (10 kms from Dharamsala). Guests who can do a bit of walking can head for Kunal Pathri Temple, a 3 km walk from Dharamsala is a rock temple dedicated to Goddess Kapaleshwari. Guests also have an option to head for Naam Art Gallery, a renowned art gallery.

    Day 4 : Dharamsala - Dalhousie. Visits around Dalhousie

    Description :

    Arrive at Pathankot and proceed to Dalhousie (7000+ ft asl - 120 kms - 3.5 hours). Time permitting visit local markets and local places to visit such as Churches in Dalhousie, Panchpula / Sat Dhara (confluence of 7 streams said to have medicinal effect).

    Day 5 : Khajjiar, Chamba, Chamera Lake excursion

    Description :

    Full Day excursion to Khajjiar Meadows (22 kms), Chamba (riverside pilgrim centre at 44 kms from Dalhousie can be visited with Khajjiar) and Chamera Lake (large lake with watersports centre). Enroute visit Barkota hills. Back by late evening.

    Day 6 : Kalatop Excursion

    Description :

    Explore Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary (The sanctuary is home to a variety of species including black bears and barking deer, abundant variety of bird life), Dainkund peak etc. Kalatope is an 8 km moderately uphill walk through pine forests. The hilltop offers excellent views of the area around and snow peaks. Paragliding is offered here in Summer. Guests looking to relax and not do walking may just enjoy snow peak views of Dalhousie and relax.

    Day 7 : Dalhousie - Katra

    Description :

    Katra Proceed to Katra (230 kms - 6.5 hrs). Enroute visit Raghunath Temple at Jammu, time permitting.

    Day 8 : Vaishnodevi Darshan

    Description :

    Early morning start for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to beging the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainity. Return by late evening.

    Day 9 : Departure

    Description :

    Depart for onward journey.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Amritsar has become synonymous with Golden Temple, another name for the Harmandir Sahib, one of the five Takhts of Sikh Pilgrimage and therefore one of the most significant Sikh pilgrimage destinations.
    Golden Temple over the years like Saibaba Temple in Shirdi, Ajmer Dargah Sharief, Vaishnodevi temple and Balaji Temple in Tirupati have attracted pilgrims from all religions and faiths. Its appeal has transcended well beyond Sikhism and its now become an International tourist destinations and one of the must visit places for any first time travelers to India.
    Dharamsala as we know is divided into two sections. Dharamsala town (3500 ft asl or Lower Dharamsala) and Mcloedgunj (6000 ft asl - Upper Dharamsala).
    Mcleodgunj today is a centre for Buddhism. This is the residence in exile of His Holiness Dalai Lama and gets thousands of devotees visiting the Monastery here all round the year.
    Katra (50 kms from Jammu) is visited for Vaishnodevi temple and the town is base camp for visiting the famous Ma Vaishnodevi Shrine (5,300 ft asl), which is 13 Km uphill walk from Katra. Those who are unable or not wanting to take pains to climb on foot can opt for a horseback or a Palanquin (Palki). There is an option to take Helicopter ride as well. Guests taking helicopter option get priority Darshan at the temple.

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Chandi Maa Tour & Travels

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Mrs. Naresh Jamwal

Address :- Raipur, Bantalab, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India - 181123
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