Amritsar – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Katra – Jammu 07 Nights / 08 Days
Amritsar was founded by Guru Ramdas in 1577. Amritsar is the centre of Sikh religion. The command body of the Sikhs “Akal Takth” is based in Amritsar in the premises of the magnificent Golden Temple.
Arrival & check in.
Remaining day for local sightseeing which includes : Golden Temple – This is the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs The temple was built by Guru Arjun Dev and the great Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh embellished the shrine and covered the domes with gold. Jalianwala Bagh – It is a historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the Independence movement in India .Wagah Border – Located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Wagah is 28 kilometres from the Amritsar main town. The change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries, is a must see.
Check out & take a transfer to Dharamshala - Dharamshala is one of the most popular starting points for treks, walks and rock climbing over the ridges of the Dauladhar range. Walks around lower Dharamsala and McLeodganj takes through many scenic and solitary spots.
Arrival at Dharamshala & check in. Evening free at Leisure.
Half day sightseeing’s of Kangra – This tour covers visit to Brijeshwari Temple and Kangra Fort. The Kangra Fort is sited on a precipitous cliff overhanging the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers. Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important architectural monuments in Kangra Valley . Mcleod Gunj – Dharamshala is divided into two main parts namely, upper and lower. While the lower part shows Indian elements, the upper part is essentially known as Mcleod Ganj. This is the abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who settled here after the Chinese invaded Tibet.
Remaining day to relax.
Check out & depart to Dalhousie – It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town’s average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation – pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town.
Arrival & check in. Remaining day to relax.
Today, visit the widespread meadow of Khajjiar – Referred as the Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is one of the best Saucer shaped meadows lined with Tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle, there is a 500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake, Chamba - It gives us an insight into the ancient cultural heritage of the people in this hill city. This land of magical tranquility, charming landscape, refreshing air, mountain passes and slopes and is an ideal place for nature lovers. Some of the temples found in this city include the Laxminarayan temple, Hari Rai temple, Chamunda Devi temple and the Mani Mahesh temple.
Check out & take a transfer toKatra – Katra Town, lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from Jammu, serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is approachable on foot along a 13 kms long well laid footpath.
Arrival & check in to hotel.
The cave shrine of Mata Vasihnodeviji or Trikuta Bhagwati (alt: 5,200 ft.) has been a beacon of faith and fulfillment to millions of devotees from all over the world. The pilgrimage to the Shrine holds great significance for the pilgrims.
Check out from the hotel in the morning & take a transfer to Delhi airport / railway station & the tour concludes.