4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS
DAY 01 : Arrive Dharamshala – Meclodgunj Sightseeing
On arrival transfer to hotel, check in and relax and sightseeing of Meclodgunj. visit BHAGSUNATH ,BHAGSU WATERFALL, Namgyal Monastery, Dal Lake, Tsuglagkhan,KANGRA ART MUSEUM, KOTWALI BAZAR, Dalai Lama Temple, WAR MEMORIAL and KUNAL PATHRI Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.
Dalai Lama Temple : Replete with Tibetan culture, Dalai Lama Temple Complex also known as Tsuglakhang Temple is a politico- religious centre in Dharamsala. Ideal for peaceful meditation and religious rumination, the temple is full of lamas at all points of the day chanting on prayer wheels or beads
KANGRA ART MUSEUM, KOTWALI BAZAR : This treasure trove of the Kangra Valley displays arts, crafts and rich past, artifacts that date back to the 5th century. It includes a gallery of Kangra’s famous miniature painting and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. Shamianas and dresses used by local royalty, old carved doors, jails, lintels and pandals are also on display Coins, jewelry and manuscripts are included. A section houses the work of contemporary artists, sculptures and photographers.
WAR MEMORIAL : At there start of town, landscaped lawns and a web of narrow paths fill a pine grove where a monument has been raised to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himanchal Pradesh.
KUNAL PATHRI : A 3 km level walk from the Kotwali Bazaar leads up to this rock temple.
DAY 02 : Dharamshala Sightseeing
Morning breakfast in hotel and start the sightseeing of Dharamshala.
BHAGSUNATH : Close to fresh springs, this ancient temple is 11 km from Dharamshala. It is a popular picnic spot and the famous slate quarries are close by.
BHAGSU WATERFALL: Bhagu waterfall situated close to Bhagsunath Temple, is one of the beautiful streams in the destination. The waterfall has a cascade of 30 ft during monsoons. Decorated with slate graffiti, the mountain side of the fall is among the highlights of the tourist spot.
Church of St. Johns in the wilderness: This neo-gothic architecture was built in 1852 and is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, this church was built in dedication to John the Baptist.
It is also the final resting place of Lord Ergin, governor general and viceroy of India during the British Raj. This church should not be confused with the church of the same name located in Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Tibetan Museum: This museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex and has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan art, which includes history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc.It provides an insight into Tibetan culture and also the various struggles faced by them lately. The structure of the Tibet Museum is influenced by Tibetan architecture which is unique and innovative.
City Shopping: McLeodganj is famous for its culture, crafts, etc. and tourists flock in from different parts of the world to experience it and be a part of it. The shopping experience in McLeodganj is worth remembering, provided you know how to bargain and purchase the local items of the place such as Tibetan mats and carpets. The area is also famous for its jewelry. Handmade paintings are a hit there, are beautifully made and a perfect gift to give someone.
Dal Lake: Located at the height of 1,775 metres above the sea level near the village of Tota Rani in the Kangra district of Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, the Dal Lake is a small yet picturesque lake. With its name taken from the famous and breathtaking Dal Lake of Srinagar, the lake is surrounded by rugged mountains and towering deodar trees and is a marvellous place to be at. Quaint and calm, the lake has greenish water which is the dwelling place of different kinds of fishes that live here. According to many famous legends and myths, these fishes are never caught or eaten because of some malediction that the lake is believed to be cursed with. Ironically enough, at the same time, the lake is considered to be a sacred spot by many people as there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that is located on the banks of the lake.
After covering all the points Return to the hotel . Have your delicious dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03 : Dharamshala to Dalhousie (4hrs approx)
After Morning Breakfast cab will move for Dalhousie . Rach Dalhousie and complete the check in formalities. Take some rest. Later you can visit Dalhousie City by covering Mall Dalhousie, Satdhara, Panjphulla Dalhousie, Tibetan Market Dalhousie .Have your delicious dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04 : Dalhousie Chamba and Khajjiar
After morning breakfast get yourselves ready to visit Khajjiar & Chamba.Khajjiar Often called India’s Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km.
Khajjiar of India at a height of 6400 ft. Hutchison writes, “Khajjiar is a forest glade of great beauty, 6400 feet above sea level”. Khajjiar is often reffered to as “Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh”. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood.
ACCESS : Khajjiar is connected by road and is 23 km from Dalhousie and 26 km from Chamba. It is 520 km from Delhi. The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120 km. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 180 km. Taxis and buses are available from all these place.
Chamba : Chamba town (915m). stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. As a former princely State, it is one of the oldest in the century and dates back to the sixth century. It is well known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous excursions. It is also the district headquarters.Drive back to the hotel at the time of dinner and take rest.
DAY 05 : Departure from Dalhousie
After breakfast, complete the checkout process at the hotel and proceed for your onward destination. Take your drop with sweet memories of Travel Tagline….