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The Kangra valley with Golden Temple

27,275/-

The Kangra valley with Golden Temple



The Kangra valley with Golden Temple (6N/ 7D)


TOUR DETAILS


Day 1

Distance – 180 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
Pick up from Chandigarh Airport/ Railway station. Visit famous Rock garden and Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh before driving towards Paragpur through holy and historical town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. Reach Hotel Judge’s Court by evening which is one of the finest heritage properties in India situated in quiet hamlet of Paragpur (610 mts/ 2000 ft). The hotel grows its own fruits, vegetables and grains and has its own dairy for milk and pipes water from a mountain spring. O/n Hotel Judge’s court.

Day 2

Distance – 70 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
Relaxed morning. Breakfast, Enjoy the ambience of Judge’s court. Check out by noon. Stroll through heritage village of Paragpur which still holds the glory of earlier days of cobbled streets, ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses. Glimpses of Pong dam greet you before Sojourn at Kangra fort (733 mts/ 2400 ft). Historical Kangra fort, which is largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. It was controlled by numerous dynasties of moghuls, Rajputs, Gurkhas and Sikhs throughout the history before getting ruined in 1905 earthquake. Being situated on a hilltop, it offers commanding views of mighty Dhauladhar mountain range and lower kangra valley. Reach Dharamsala (1457 mts/ 4780 ft) by evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 3

Distance – 50 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
After Breakfast, leave for full day tour of upper Dharamsala & Mcleodgunj (2082 mts/ 6825 ft). Start with Kangra Art & Folk Museum which is treasure of kangra Valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts. Some of the displayed items in the museum are dating back to 5th century. Kangra Museum encloses a gallery consisting of miniature paintings of Kangra’s rich past, pottery, rare coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It has a varied collection of tribal jewelry, embroidered costumes and wood carvings. Proceed on to visit Dal lake and Naddi village where have a fine sight of the Dhauladhar mountains. St. John’s Church in wilderness built in 1852 set amidst thick forest and Bhagsu waterfalls is also a sight to behold. Explore interesting Mcleodgunj market and walk to famous Tibetan Monastery and residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama in Exile. O/n Hotel.

Day 4

Distance – 173 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 8 hrs.
Breakfast & Check out. Visit Norbulingka Institute, dedicated to preserve Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms is beautifully designed by a Japanese Architect is worth a visit. One can also opt for lunch or snacks as cafeteria here dishes out excellent delicacies. Visit beautifully located Monastery at Sidhpur (846 mts/ 2800 ft) which is seat of 17th Karmapa Lama. Drive to Masroor (690 mts/ 2277 ft) in Kangra valley, famous for its monolithic rock-cut temples. There are 15 rock-cut temples in Indo-Aryan style and are richly carved. It is a unique monolithic structure in the sub-Himalayan region and is a protected monument. The temple complex is located on a hill and also has a large rectangular water pond. The view of snow clad Dhauladhar is amazing from the temple premises. Reach Dalhousie (1970 mts/ 6450 ft) in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 5

Distance – 50 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
After Breakfast, Visit 119 year old church with the backdrop of distant snow clad mountains was replicated from a church in England during British raj. Drive up to Kalatop (2606 mts/ 8600 ft) forest reserve, take a walk through the forest bunglow and resume your journey to reach Khajjiar (1900 mts/ 6270 ft) which is beautiful saucer shaped green meadow surrounded by thick forest on all sides. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place. Spend quality time here and drive back to Dalhousie. Explore local market in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 6

Distance – 270 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 9 hrs.
Early Check out after Breakfast and Drive to Amritsar. Check in Hotel at Amritsar. Rest a while and drive to Wagah, the border between India & Pakistan to watch closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony or The Beating Retreat ceremony which is a daily military practice. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists. Drive back to Amritsar, Briefly visit Golden Temple at night to catch glimpses of ultimate beauty of the shrine in illumination. O/n Hotel.

Day 7

Distance – 40 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
Check out after Breakfast. Visit and spend quality time at Golden temple again to imbibe the holy ambience and experience its magical beauty. Visit historical Jalianwala Bagh which houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces of peaceful celebrators on the occasion of Baisakhi (festival of crop harvesting) on April 13, 1919. Explore local market before boarding train/ flight by late afternoon or evening for onward return journey.

Cost Per Person on Twin Sharing basis

Packages Off Season Price Season Price
Economy N/A N/A
Premium Rs.27,275/- Rs.32,475/-

Season Timings

Seasons
Off Season 5th January- 14th April 15th July – 30th September 1st November – 15th December
Season 15th April – 14 July 1st October – 31st October 16th December – 4th January

Places to stay

Hotels Economy class Premium class
Pragpur N/A Judge’s Court Or Similar
Dharamsala N/A White Heaven / Blossom Village Resort
N/A Norbulingka Or Similar
Dalhousie N/A Dalhousie Heights / Grand View
N/A Grace Mount Or Similar
Amritsar N/A Ritz Plaza / Sawera Grand Or Similar

Our Price Includes

1.) 1 overnight stay at Pragpur in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
2 overnight stays at Dharamsala in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
2 overnight stays at Dalhousie in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
1 overnight stay at Amritsar in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.

2.) Whole Journey (Ex Chandigarh) and all Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary by exclusive AC cab.

3.) All taxes.

Price does not include

1.) Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.

2.) Entrance/ Guiding charges in Monuments, Adventure Sports, Joy rides, travel and health insurance.

Option

Special VIP Services

Note

1.) The tour cost is subject to change without prior notice.

2.) Hotels : Subject to availability at the time of making reservation


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