Himalayas with Golden Temple

Amritsar, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Shimla, Manali
October - May
Culture, Family, Mountains, Nature
13 Days


A wonderful journey that will take you through the magical landscapes of Shimla & Manali along with the picturesque hill stations of Dalhousie & Dharamshala. Start your journey by visiting the sacred place of the Sikh “The Golden Temple” in Amritsar. Then experience adventure with thrilling sports like horse riding, paragliding, zorbing at Solang Valley and equally enchanting sightseeing experiences at Shimla and Rohtang Pass. Visit the land of divinity with two of the most ancient temples in India, namely the Hidimba Devi Temple and Vashisht Kund Temple in Manali along with a visit to the home of the holiness Dalai Lama in Dharamshala. Travel to the British retreat – Dalhousie and create memories of a life time

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Suggested Itinerary

DAY 10
DAY 11
DAY 12
DAY 13

Day 1 : Amritsar Arrival

Upon arrival at Amritsar airport, a private vehicle will transfer you to the hotel. Check-in and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Amritsar is known as the Golden City. Amritsar literally means, a pool of nectar. It is home to the famous Golden Temple which stands amidst a sacred water tank, from which the name of the city was derived. The Golden Temple is one of the most sacred shrines in the world.

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Accommodation in Amritsar

Day 2 : Amritsar

After breakfast, proceed to visit the most sacred place in Amritsar, the Golden Temple.

Characterized by its entrance doors (called deoris) in all four directions and elegance in terms of art and architecture, the Golden Temple is open to everyone. The stunning sanctum with its intricate works in gold, sparkling in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotless marble walkways and pavements makes a breathtakingly beautiful sight.

Next, visit Jalianwala Bagh, a historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during India’s freedom struggle. The site is famous for the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 carnage carried out by British General Dyer. The place also has a park and The Martyr’s Gallery.

Next, visit the Wagah Border. It is located on the Indo-Pakistan border and is 28 km from Amritsar. Numerous visitors come to see the ceremonial change of guards and the flag hoisting and lowering activities done skillfully and with precision by the border security forces of both the countries.

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Accommodation in Amritsar

Day 3 : Amritsar - Dalhousie

Today, drive to Dalhousie.

Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls, and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for a gateway to the Chamba Valley. This colonial town was established in 1854 by the British governor-general Lord Dalhousie. Covering an area of 14 sq.-km and surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhousie has charming architecture and panoramic views of both plains and the white-capped views of the mountainous range

Upon arrival, check in at the accommodation and enjoy the day at leisure.

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Accommodation in Dalhousie

Day 4 : Dalhousie

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Khajiar from Dalhousie.

Khajiar is known as the mini Switzerland of India at a height of 6400 ft. It is also often referred to as "Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh". You will spot the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. In the mandapa of the temple, you will be able to see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kauravas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood.

In the afternoon, head back to Dalhousie and visit the churches. Dalhousie has four beautiful churches. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk. Next, visit Subhash Baoli. It was at this enchaining spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and meditating. Next, visit Jandhri Ghat that is an elegant palace in the midst of tall pine trees. Chamba's rulers governed from here till the advent of Lord Dalhousie. The palace houses a number of Shikhar trophies

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Accommodation in Dalhousie

Day 5 : Dalhousie - Dharamshala

Today drive to Dharamshala.

Upon arrival, check in at the accommodation and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Dharamshala is bounded by thick pine trees and deodar forest. This is the home of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Because of him, a Tibetan group of people are based here.  This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snowcapped mountains cover three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front.

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Accommodation in Dharamshala

Day 6 : Dharamshala

Today, after breakfast spend the full day exploring Dharamshala

Start the day by a visit to Baijnath, the oldest existing Shiva temple in the country. Also visit the War Memorial, Kangra Art Museum, Dall Lake and Dharamshala Cricket ground.

Later in the afternoon, visit Mcleodganj, situated 13 Kms from Dharamshala. It is a very attractive place and also known as Upper Dharamshala which showcases Tibetan structural design and living. The main appeal of this place is the Tsuglagkhang Complex, a very significant Buddhist place of worship. Other few attractions include the Tibetan Museum, Tibetan Library and the Tibetan Institute of Drama & Arts. It is also the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Accommodation in Dharamshala

Day 7 : Dharamshala - Manali

Today, drive to Manali and check in at the accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Manali is a picture-perfect hill resort at an altitude of 1,929 meters. Set amidst pine-clad mountains, which gradually close in on both sides of the Beas and nestling in their shade, as though carved out of the primeval forest, is a scattered hamlet, which comprises this picturesque summer resort. It is an excellent place for a holiday

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Accommodation in Manali

Day 8 : Manali

Today after breakfast, spend the day exploring Manali.

Start the day by visiting Hadimba Temple, dedicated to Hadimba, the most powerful deity of the valley. The temple is covered with Pagoda shaped roof and the front doorway is covered with figures and symbols. There is a beautiful forest around it, which is a good picnic spot. Next, visit Manu Temple, the temple of Manu Rishi. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of the human race on the earth. Next, visit the Vashist Hot water Springs. This is a village that sits on the left bank of the Beas and is renowned for its Hot Sulphur Water Spring. Next, visit the three newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.

Later in the evening, visit Mall Road of Manali. The Mall Road is the throbbing nerve street of Manali and is lined with plenty of hotels, eateries and shopping opportunities.

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Accommodation in Manali

Day 9 : Manali

Today, proceed for a full day excursion to Rohtang Pass from Manali

Rohtang pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres. The way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. En route to Rohtang, you can see the Nehru Kund, a spring named after the late Prime Minister, Rahala Fall and Rani Nala glacier point.

While coming back to Manali, visit Solang Valley. It is a beautiful picnic spot with meadows surrounded by silver oaks and spurs. It offers views of glaciers and snowcapped mountains. It is an internationally recognized skiing slope with a modern ropeway. You can also enjoy paragliding and horse riding

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Accommodation in Manali

Day 10 : Manali - Shimla

Today a private vehicle will transfer you to Shimla. Upon arrival check in at the accommodation.

Shimla is the former summer capital of the British in India and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from any other hill station.

Spend your evening at leisure or take a walk on Mall Road.

The Mall Road of Shimla is the shopping center of the capital city. It stretches from Scandal Point to Oberoi Clark Hotel and features establishments like restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, post offices, and tourist centers. You can take a stroll along this popular street. It is also the center of cultural and social events. One of the highlights of the Mall Road is its historic confectionery shops and restaurants.

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Accommodation in Shimla

Day 11 : Shimla

Today, proceed for an excursion to Kufri.

Kufri is a famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is just 19km away from Shimla and was once a part of Kingdom of Nepal. Later, the Britishers discovered it and brought it to the limelight. The breathtaking snow-capped slopes, wonderful sceneries and the natural beauty of the region magnetize the tourists towards Kufri. You can enjoy horse or yak riding.

In the afternoon, explore Shimla.

Start your tour by visiting The Jakhoo Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Located on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km from the Ridge, the Jakhoo Temple offers beautiful views of the Shivalik Mountains and the nearby town of Sanjauli. Next, visit the Ridge of Shimla, which is a large open spacious platform from where you can have a panoramic view of the mountain peaks of Shimla. Next, visit the Shimla State Museum that houses a huge collection of magnificent paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc. The state museum is a major attraction of Shimla and is built in the style of colonial edifice with sprawling lawns all around.

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Accommodation in Shimla

Day 12 : Shimla - Chandigarh

Today, drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival check in at the accommodation.

Later in the afternoon, explore Chandigarh.

Visit the Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhuna Lake and Sector 17 famous markets.

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Accommodation in Chandigarh

Day 13 : Chandigarh Departure

Today, a private vehicle will transfer you to Chandigarh airport where you can catch your flight back home.

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