Himachal with Amritsar & Vaishnodevi

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destination Covered: Amritsar - Dalhousie - Dharamshala - Jammu - katra -

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Tour Highlights

Itinerary

Arrive in Amritsar and meet with our representative with garland welcome at airport/railway station. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Amritsar; Its name literally means House of God. The fourth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das, excavated a tank in 1577, which subsequently became known as Amritsar (meaning Pool of the nectar Immortality), giving its name to there city that grew around it. In due course, a splendid Sikh edifice, Harmandir sahib (temple of God), was constructed in the middle of this tank, which became the supreme center of Sikhism.

Later in the afternoon visit Wagha Border (Indo-Pak Border) & enjoy flag ceremony. Return back to hotel & overnight stay in Amritsar.

Early morning visit Golden Temple in Sunrise & take a holy bath in pond. After breakfast drive to Dharamsala, Dharamsala lies on the superb of the Dhauladhar range and commands majestic views of the main range and the Kangra Valley below. Overnight in Dharamsala.

Today we visit the Dalai Lama’s Palace and Tsuglakhang Buddhist Temple. With the backdrop of the snow-draped Dhauladhar mountains, a sub-system of the Himalaya, the town is surrounded by woods of pine and deodar. Originally home of the seminomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeod Ganj is today the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Today McLeod Ganj has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan Government. We will also visit the Tibetan Medical Institute and Museum and Tibetan Library. Overnight in McLeod Ganj.

After breakfast drive to Dalhousie, Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. On arrive check into the hotel & relax. Later explore town & have Dinner in a restaurant in the market. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

After breakfast drive to a full day excursion to Khajjiar & Chamba.

Khajjiar: A picturesque spot with an emerald shaped meadow amidst a dense Deodar forest which even has a lake with a floating island at its centre & often called India’s Switzerland, This amazing hill station is houses of magnificent and incredible attraction like 12th century temple Khajji Nag dedicated to Snake God, Five life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers & Golf Course.

Chamba: Chamba stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. It is a cold land with warm people under the purest of skies, offers a variety of scenic beauty. It is well known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous attractions like Bhuri singh Museum, Hari Rai Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamunda Temple, Rang Mahal, The Chowgan & St. Andrew Church.

After breakfast drive to Katra, a holy town & very well known for Mata vaishnodevi cave, where every year millions of devotee go to cave for worship of Mata Vaishnodevi. On arrival in Katra check into the hotel & relax.  Later in the evening depart for Mata Vaishnodevi (14 Km one way) and stay in Bhawan.

Early morning Darshan & perform puja in cave of Mata vaishnodevi. Later come back to Katra and check into the hotel for fresh up. Later you will be transferred to Jammu airport/railway station for your onward journey.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India trip.
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