Day 01 – Arrive Pathankot & drive to Dharamshala (85 kms / 2 ½ hrs approx.)
Arrive Pathankot & drive to Dharamshala & you will be met & transferred to your hotel. Dharamshala – Perhaps one of the best holiday destinations since the time of the British. Situated amid coniferous forests, this place is renowned as the holy abode of The Dalai Lama- the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Later see Dharamshala cricket stadium (from outside), Dal Lake, Naddi, Satdhara Falls (guest needs to trek, vehicle can go till parking only). Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Dharamshala
After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Dharamsala. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar ranges, which rise up to more than 4000 meters, Dharamshala, which literally means The Holy Refuge, lies perched up on the high slopes in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley. Dharamshala is better known as Dalai Lama's abode and Tibet's Government-in-exile after the Chinese invasion of Lhasa in October 1959. The vestiges of the Raj dot the town - visit the church of St. John, with its well-maintained, old graveyard. A visit to the Namgyal Monastery, ensconcing the Center of Tibetan Studies is nothing short of mandatory. Visit McLeod Ganj - Little Lhasa is thick with the Tibetan cultural feel. It is an altogether different world where the crisp breeze is broken by chanting of the hymns along with the tinkling of the prayer wheels. Later, visit the Kangra Art Musem, which has a treasure trove of the art and crafts of region. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 03: Drive from Dharamshala – Chintpurni - Dalhousie (230 kms / approx. 6.5 hours)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed for excursion to Chintpurni, later further drive to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills (Kathlog Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota & Bolun) the town is named after the 19th century British governor general Lord Dalhousie. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Dalhousie
After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Dalhousie. Start with Kalatop, a wild life sanctuary with dense woody Deodar forests making it a natural habitat to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear. The neatly maintained zigzag roads of the sanctuary make it a superb strolling path to the visitors. Continue on to St. Andrew's Church, which was built in the year 1903 by protestant Christians and commonly known as the Church of Scotland. Its arched windows and intricate carvings represent the Scottish style architecture. Also visit St Francis Church, with its magnificent stone works and glass designs. Next proceed to St John’s Church, a protestant Church that is reminiscent of the Victorian era. This soaring formation is a replica of the Roman Catholic Church of England. Lastly, visit St Patrick’s Church, which was built in the year 1909. Dainkund Peak. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
• Dainkund Peak – The vehicle will reach the point where it can go where road is their & then the rest of the trek has to be covered by walking
Day 05: Excursion to Khajjiar & Chamba – Pathankot (82 kms / 2 ½ hours)
After breakfast, drive to Khajjiar to spend the day in what is called India’s ‘mini-Switzerland’. Khajjiar is among the 160 places in the world that was officially given the title because of its resemblance to the lovely landscapes in Switzerland. The lush green meadows are a photographer’s delight. Khajjiar Lake is situated at the centre of the plains. Later visit to Chamba. Visit the famous Laxmi Narayan Temple (Ancient and Historical Temple) and the Chamunda Temple (famous for its ancient wooden carving) both are the sidh piths of Chamba.
After the visit, drive to Pathankot. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Pathankot railway station for return journey back home.
Dharamshala & Dalhousie
22JUN23 All Jat Express #12413
Delhi Cantt (DEC) 08:59PM - Pathankot Cantt Railway Station (PTKC) 04:57AM
27JUN23 Jammu Rajdhani #12426
Pathankot Cantt Railway Station (PTKC) 11:09PM - New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) 05:55AM
Hotel - Little Mastiff Pong View
Room - Deluxe Room
Meal - Breakfast & Dinner
Stay - 2 Nights
Hotel - Grand View Hotel
Room - Garden Deluxe Room
Meal - Breakfast & Dinner
Stay - 2 Nights
04 night’s accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent.
Meal plan as mentioned above
Transfer & Sightseeing as per itinerary by AC 12-Seater Tempo Traveler
Return Train Tickets (2AC).
Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Local English-speaking guide as per itinerary during sightseeing
Entrance fee & Monuments charges, Cable car or Ropeway as per the itinerary
Pony ride / water sports / paragliding etc.
Sightseeing of Chamba – guest has to hire local small vehicles on direct payment basis
Special activities as per the itinerary
Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monument
Goods & Services Tax i.e., 5%
Cost is based on 12 passengers travelling.
Rates are valid for Indian National only.
Check Inn & Check out time as per Hotel Policy
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
All the above HOTEL rates are Dynamic and subject to change.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
Please kindly carry your proper Photo ID proof. (e.g.: driving license, Aadhar card, Voter's ID)
Visit to all Museums in program are subject to their remaining open on day of visit as per rules of competent authority.
Early check in & Late check out is subject to availability.
A/C in the vehicle will not work on the hilly areas.
Note: Being hills at many places Coaches/tempos may not be able to go, in such case vehicle will go till the point vehicle is allowed and guest need to walk.
Hotels located at Mall Road – Please note if the Vehicle are not allowed at Mall Road, then guest will be dropped off at the nearest parking and they have to manage by walking.
Above rates are valid as per the present date taxes, tolls, fuel charges etc., if there are any changes in the rates the above cost shall vary.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control.