Amazing Himachal (5N)

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Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas.

ARRIVAL/ DEPARTURE As per confirmed flight / train / bus schedule
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Dharamshala (2N) – Dalhousie (2N) – Amritsar (1N)

  • In Dharamshala, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex (Museum and Home of Dalai Lama), Tour of Norbulingka Institute, Monasteries and Yoga/Meditation programs (optional)
  • Excursion to Khajjiar and Dalhousie sightseeing
  • In Amritsar, visit Harminder Sahib –The Golden Temple and Wagah (India-Pakistan border)
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start and End in Amritsar
HOTEL INFORMATION Dharamshala: WH Grace Hotel (or) similar
Dalhousie: Indraprastha Resort (or) similar
Amritsar: Park inn by Radisson (or) similar
INCLUDED
Cost per person calculated based on minimum 2 adults traveling together
5 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
Assistance at the airport
Breakfast & dinner plan in Dharamshala and Dalhousie.
Breakfast plan in Amritsar
Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle (Air conditioner in vehicles will not work in hilly areas)
All applicable taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Air / train /  bus tickets & airport taxes
Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
Guide service
Travel and medical Insurance
Meal plan other than mentioned
Entrance fees at points of interest
Early check-in and late check-out
Camera and video permits
Exigency cost (if any)
Gratitude and portages

Please note:

      • Cost per person calculated based on minimum 2 adults traveling together.
      • Dharamshala – Tibetan Institutes remain closed on Sunday & Second Saturday of Month, 15 Aug, All Tibetan Holidays.
      • Tibetan School Office is closed on all Saturdays
      • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
      • Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers
      • 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 managed by walking
      • Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking.
      • A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking
      • Early check in and late checkout would be subject to room availability
      • Most of our programs are customized and we work in line with the requirements of our clients and hence the final detailed
        itinerary is prepared 5 days prior to the travel date based on the weather conditions and feasibility of visiting places during sightseeing.
      • The above tour can be customized  for different duration, category of stay and itinerary to specifically suit your requirements.
      • Email us on holiday@takeabreak.in, call us on +91 99005 61893, leave a message in the enquiry form  or chat with our holiday advisor below for more details on the above holiday program.

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Day 1: Arrival in Amritsar | Drive to Dharamshala (200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

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. Explore His home in this picturesque territory and the Centre of Tibetan culture to gain an insight into the place’s origin and history.

  • Meet our representative upon arrival in Amritsar and proceed to Dharamshala.
  • Head to the hub of Buddhist culture in Dharamshala- McLeod Ganj and explore its myriad attractions, including the exotic Kangra valley.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival for overnight stay.

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Day 2: Sightseeing in Dharamshala

Tsuglagkhang Complex – Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama – the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, visit popular monasteries, Tibetan medical center. Also, you may rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional).

  • After breakfast, visit Tsuglagkhang Complex.
  • Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

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Day 3: Drive from Dharamshala – Dalhousie (115 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

  • After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.
  • Later, visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar and hike up the Bakrota Hills to see an impressive view of snow-clad peaks.
  • Also, see St. John’s Church. It was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4: Trip to Khajjiar

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.

  • After breakfast, drive to Khajjiar to spend the day in what is called India’s ‘mini-Switzerland’.
  • Return to Dalhousie for Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 5: Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar (200 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

Amritsar – colloquially known as Ambarsar, is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool, which was founded in 1574 by Guru Ram Das – the 4th Sikh guru. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple amongst devotees. Watch the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony at Wagah India-Pakistan border where soldiers of both countries bring down their respective national flags in their unique styles.

  • After early breakfast, drive to Amritsar.
  • After check-in at the hotel, proceed to India-Pakistan border at Wagah.
  • After returning, visit the iconic Golden Temple. If time permits you may visit Jalianwala Bagh and Ranjit museum.
  • Overnight stay in Amritsar.

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Day 6: Departure from Amritsar

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to Amritsar railway station / airport for return journey back home.

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