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Dharamshala to Dalhousie – Visit Tibetan residence of 'Dalai Lama' & Mini Switzerland of India

 

Dharamshala to Dalhousie:  Overview

Dharamshala is like an official city for foreigner tourists because of the most popular Tibetan monasteries of Dalai Lama. Tourism in Dharamshala has grown to a great height and it offers tourists a number of beautiful areas to visit like Mcleodganj, Triund, Bhagsunag, Dal Lake, Naddi etc. Dharamshala offers a quick snow line trek thereby providing every visitor get a chance to experience the fun of trekking and camping. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is divided into two distinct parts: lower Dharamshala the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like Mcleodganj and Forsyth Ganj.

On the other hand Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches and scenic views. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. In this package holiday travel offers you to spend your holidays in most pleasant hills make a very precious and happy tour with family and friends with great memories ever.

 

What is unique in ‘Dharamshala to Dalhousie’ package?

This ultimate holiday tour package is so unique in which you will visit the three graceful destinations which has everything for a perfect holiday. Visit pleasant Dharamshala which is  home of Dalai Lama with Dharamshala Tours, Mcleodganj famous for its Triund trekking and camping and heavenly Dalhousie for its most famous Khijjar known as mini Switzerland of India. These fantastic destinations make your tour so unique and more happy with lots of fun, enjoyments and adventurous in all possible convenient stay.

 

Top Highlights of the Tour

  •  Explore the beauty of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj and Dalhousie

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Bhagsu water fall, Naddi and Dal Lake

  • Adventurous trekking and camping of Triund Mcleodganj

  • Visit most popular Cricket Stadium with Scenic views of Dharamshala

  • Artistic views of war memorial and st. John church

  • Visit the famous Tibetan Monastery Dalai Lama of Himalaya

  • Enjoy exploring the Khajjiar known as Mini Switzerland

  • Fun trip of Kalatop, Barapathar, Panchpula, Baoli, and Dainkund


Dharamshala to Dalhousie – Visit Tibetan residence of 'Dalai Lama' & Mini Switzerland of India - Rates & Dates


Package Inclusion

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Dalhousie

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Dharmshala 

  • Private Taxi (Indigo/ Dzire) from Chandigarh for 5 days

  • Pickup and Drop from Dharmshala

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • All Taxes

 

Package Excusion

  • Lunch not include in this package.

  • Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..

  • Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest..

  • Travel insurance.


Dharamshala to Dalhousie – Visit Tibetan residence of 'Dalai Lama' & Mini Switzerland of India - Itinerary

Arrival at Dharamshala, our representative will pick you from airport and transfer to hotel. Check into hotel later takes some rest. After lunch you have sufficient time for visit local sightseeing of Dharamshala which includes Meclodganj and Dal Lake. Overnight stay at hotel and have delicious dinner with all possible conveniences.

Meclodganj: Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamshala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery, this town is culturally blessed by a prominent Tibetan influence owing to the major settlement of Tibetans here. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerizing landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The towns of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Kangra are situated very close to each other and tourists must cover all these destinations while travelling here.

Dal Lake: Dal Lake is mostly visited by tourist during the month of September as a fair is organized on the bank of the lake which is attended by the people of the Gaddi tribe in a large

Dinner: Served At Hotel.

After breakfast visit the full day sightseeing of Dharamshala like waterfall, Tibetan monasteries, Bhagsunag, Dalai Lama temple, Visit Cricket Stadium, War memorial, St. John Church etc. In between your visit have lunch and some rest at Punjabi Dhabha. In evening come back to hotel. Have delicious Dinner and overnight stay with all possible conveniences.

Lunch: In Between your Visit you may have lunch at Punjabi Dhaba Jogibara Road , McLeod Gunj , Upper Dharamshala,

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

Bhagsu Waterfall: Bhagsu Falls is a beautiful waterfall, situated in the small village of Bhagsu, behind the Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoon, this waterfalls turns into a 30 ft cascade, alongside a mountain that features slate graffiti.

Tibetan monasteries: The Tibet Oral History Project (TOHP) aims to preserve the history and culture of the Tibetan people. As advised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we record the life experiences of Tibetan elders who were forced to flee their homeland following the Chinese invasion

Dalai Lama Temple: one of the holy place in Dharamshala is Dalai Lama Temple. The temple complex is kept open from sunrise to sunset for the visitors to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. During the morning hours visitors can participate in the prayers as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex.

Visit Cricket Stadium: The famous tourist location in Dharamshala is Cricket Stadium. Cricket Stadium (DCS), an internationally renowned stadium, is the home ground of Himachal Pradesh State cricket team. Few international and Ranji cricket matches are held here on annual basis.

St. John's Church: Approx ten to fifteen minute walk below McLeod Ganj, on the road to Lower Dharamshala, is the famous Anglican Church built by the British in 1852. Surrounded by a heavily wooded pine and deodar forest, the Church maintains a Christian cemetery adjacent to it and is a repository of local history.

After breakfast you will proceed to Dalhousie. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and you may go for lunch at nearby restaurant. In evening you may go for shopping or visit the mall road in Dalhousie, and some local sightseeing St. John church. Overnight stay at hotel and have delicious dinner with all possible conveniences.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Vatika Bar and Restaurant 

After breakfast proceed to visit local Full day sightseeing of Dalhousie, firstly Khijjar which is 18 Km from Dalhousie. It’s one of the most scenic saucer shaped Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small lake in the center with a floating island and 9-hole golf course here are the other interesting places to cover.  After that visit famous Kalatop, Barapathar,  Panchpula, Baoli and Dainkund. Return to Dalhousie, Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: This is one of the famous place of attraction in Dalhousie is Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. Kala top is a pleasant getaway, with a panoramic view and a forest rest house. Kala Top is situated at an altitude of 8000 ft and 10 km away from G.P.O square. It has a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Bears & Leopards.

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland and one of the famous retreats among the visitors. Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. You can also enjoy trekking and adventurous activities at khajjiar.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Hotel Himalayan Resort (Near Subhash Chowk, Dalhousie)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

On this morning after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Dharamshala . Our representative will drop you at Dharamshala Airport/Railway Station.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Vatika Bar and Restaurant

Breakfast: Served at Hotel.



khajjiar trek

khajjiar is Located at an altitude of 6,500 feet, the natural beauty and picturesque landscape of this place. The trek is a 14km trek through landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams. While the sceneries and views are breath-taking, the trek can be a bit challenging.

This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like:

  •  Paragliding

  • Horse riding

  • zorbing

  • Trekking etc

 

Dalhousie to Dharamshala distance

The road distance between Dharamshala to Dalhousie is 113 km, while the aerial distance from Dharamshala to Dalhousie is 46 km

There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Dharamshala to Dalhousie. The convenient, fastest and cheapest way to reach from Dharamshala to Dalhousie is to take Tata Indica from Dharamshala to Dalhousie.

 

Switzerland in India

Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures. Due to its topographical resemblance with Switzerland, Khajjiar is offer called the' Mini Switzerland' of India. Its saucer shaped green meadow is engulfed by Deodar trees and has a lake in the middle. Khajjiar was declared as 'mini Switzerland' by the then Vice-Counselor and Head of the Chancery of Switzerland in India on 7 July, 1992. Khajjiar is a destination for tourists and adventure travelers with offering many trekking opportunities.

 

Dharamshala sightseeing

Bhagsu Waterfall: Bhagsu Falls is a beautiful waterfall, situated in the small village of Bhagsu, behind the Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoon, this waterfalls turns into a 30 ft cascade, alongside a mountain that features slate graffiti.

 

Tibetan monasteries: The Tibet Oral History Project (TOHP) aims to preserve the history and culture of the Tibetan people. As advised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we record the life experiences of Tibetan elders who were forced to flee their homeland following the Chinese invasion.

 

Dalai Lama Temple: one of the holy place in Dharamshala is Dalai Lama Temple. The temple complex is kept open from sunrise to sunset for the visitors to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. During the morning hours visitors can participate in the prayers as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex.

 

Visit Cricket Stadium: The famous tourist location in Dharamshala is Cricket Stadium. Cricket Stadium (DCS), an internationally renowned stadium, is the home ground of Himachal Pradesh State cricket team. Few international and Ranji cricket matches are held here on annual basis.

 

St. John's Church: Approx ten to fifteen minute walk below McLeod Ganj, on the road to Lower Dharamshala, is the famous Anglican Church built by the British in 1852. Surrounded by a heavily wooded pine and deodar forest, the Church maintains a Christian cemetery adjacent to it and is a repository of local history.

 

Dal Lake: Located at a distance of 2 kilometers away from Mcleodganj Market, Dal Lake is just a walk away and also happens to be a major attraction for trekkers as it serves as a base camp for several trekking expeditions. This beautiful lake is set amidst lush green Deodar forests at an altitude of 1,775 meters and exudes transcendence in peaceful surroundings. The lake is also known for a popular temple of Lord Shiva that’s located on its banks.

 

Places to visit in Dalhousie

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: This is one of the famous place of attraction in Dalhousie is Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. Kala top is a pleasant getaway, with a panoramic view and a forest rest house. Kala Top is situated at an altitude of 8000 ft and 10 km away from G.P.O square. It has a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Bears & Leopards.

 

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland and one of the famous retreats among the visitors. Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to the serpent god from which name is believed to have been derived. You can also enjoy trekking and adventurous activities at khajjiar.

 

Panch Pulla: It is situated 2 km away from Dalhousie and one can cover the distance on foot. The meaning of Panch Pulla is 'Five Bridges' and favorite with waterfalls, picnic spots as well for trekking. A panoramic view of the surrounding hills along with the view of the streams filled with pristine water makes the experience of travelling here memorable.

 

Satdhara Falls: Satdhara Falls are situated at an altitude of 2036 meters above the sea level. The place has derived its name from the seven beautiful springs, which are believed to have several therapeutic values. The reason behind this is said to be the water in these springs, as it comprises of mica, known as 'Gandhak' in local language. The mica has several medicinal properties, which helps in curing many diseases and ailments.

 

Daikund Peak: It is situated 10 kms away from Dalhousie at a great height of 2755 m above sea level. This is the highest peak in the area of beautiful pine laid landscapes of Dalhousie. This is also known as the “Singing Hill” when wind blowing through the trees creates a musical serenade. One can get a panoramic view of the hills and rivers below from here.

 

Dalhousie Trekking camp

Due to its unique geographical situation, Dalhousie can be reached very easily compare to all other hill stations of India. It is only 2.5 hour drive from Pathankot railway station.

Dalhousie Winter Trekking is specially planned to project the young students into the field of snow trekking and snow crafts. During the months of December-January, the nearby area of Dalhousie remains covered with snow and it creates appropriate situation to practice the pre-mountaineering techniques. Keeping the town as road head, base camp is set in Kalatop Forest Area and height gain is done up to Dainkund Top (9700 ft), the highest point of the area. Going through the snow patches in Dalhousie, it leads to 5 feet snow in higher reaches.

Trekking stuff: 4 pairs of Casual clothes, heavy woolens, raincoat, bath towel, sports shoes, socks, slippers/floaters, woolen cap, sunglasses, water bag with strap, torch, day pack, sanitary requisites, note-pad & pen and sleeping material (Sleeping bag will be provided at the Campsite)

Best places to trekking and camping in Dalhousie:

  • Khajjiar

  • Dainikund

  • Subhash Chowk

  • Kala Tope Rest House

  • Chamba

  • Ganji Pahadi

  • Ravi Dam

 

Dalhousie India best time to visit

The summer season in Dalhousie starts from the month of March till May and the temperature is less than 30 degree Celsius. It is generally the most-preferred time when tourists from different parts of India visit this hill-station to take pleasure of this pleasant weather.

Best time to visit Dalhousie is from the month of March to June. The snow begins to melt in the months of March and April and its brilliance can be seen when the rays of sun hit the snow-capped mountains and pastures. The weather remains very pleasant during this period and you can experience the chills in March and April and the temperature begins to rise in the month of June.

 

Weather for Dalhousie   

Winter (October-February): The temperature in winters ranges from 1 to 10 degrees Celsius. The winters in Dalhousie begins with the month of October, although, it begins to snow only in the month of December. To see the snow fall Dalhousie covered in the white sheet of snow.  You must visit Dalhousie in the month of January and February.

Summer (April-June): The temperature in summers always remains below 30 degrees Celsius. The temperature in the beginning of summer is cold, for the rest of the summers; the weather in Dalhousie remains extremely pleasant.

Monsoon (July-September): The weather in Monsoons does not rise above 25 degrees Celsius. Dalhousie does not receive a high amount of rain in the monsoon. The average amount of rainfall received is 180 mm and the temperature varies between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

 

Manali to Khajjiar

Manali is located in India at the longitude of 77.17 and latitude of 32.27. Khajjiar is located in India at the longitude of 76.06 and latitude of 32.55. Manali is located around 108 KM away from Khajjiar so if you travel at the consistant speed of 50 KM per hour you can reach Khajjiar in 2.18 hours. Your Khajjiar travel time may vary due to your bus speed, train speed or depending upon the vehicle you use.

 

Distance between Manali and Khajjiar

The total distance between Manali and Khajjiar is 108 KM. and 860.73 meters. The miles based distance from Manali to Khajjiar is 67.6 miles. This is a straight line distance and so most of the time the actual travel distance between Manali and Khajjiar may be higher or vary due to curvature of the road.

 

 

Dalhousie hotels

Aamod At Dalhousie

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Panchpulla, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304

 

Deluxe Hotel

JK Clarks Exotica

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Church Baloon Road Dalhousie Distt. Chamba Church Baloon Road, Dalhousie - 176304, Himachal Pradesh

 

Standard Hotel

 Birds N Chirps Homestay

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Forest Rest House, Village Ala Village Ala, Dalhousie - 176304, Himachal Pradesh

 

Dalhousie summer camps

Basically summer camps are focused on fun and enjoyments, with every day consisting of a balanced mix of activities to stimulate the mind, get the creative and allow the participants to be active in a safe, supervised environment. Activities include such as sports, games, music, dance, crafts, and water fun and offer a variety of recreation programs to children, youth, adults, and seniors all year round. From little kickers soccer, to swimming and skating lessons, to Zumba or photography

Dalhousie University introduced Dalhousie summer camps with over 40 options to choose from for ages 5-17, Dalhousie University provides children and youth with the opportunity to meet new friends, develop new skills, keep active, and have a fun and rewarding experience. Camps are staffed by exceptional instructors, coaches, and players. Lunches are included for all on-campus camps, as well as a camp T-shirt or jersey and a complimentary pass to a Dal Tigers home game and a family

 

Dalhousie to Amritsar

 The driving distance between Dalhousie and Amritsar is 189 km, and the aerial distance from Dalhousie to Amritsar is 141 km. There are no direct flights, buses and Trains are available between Amritsar to Dalhousie. The convenient, fastest and cheapest way to reach from Amritsar to Dalhousie is to take from are

By Car: Hire a cab to drive down to Amritsar, which takes around 4 hours. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges depending upon the show type of car.

By Bus: There is no direct bus from Dalhousie to Amritsar. Take a bus from Dalhousie to Pathankot and then to Amritsar, which takes 6 hours. Amritsar bus station is located at a distance of 2 km from the city centre that can be travelled by taking buses

By Train: There is no direct train from Dalhousie to Amritsar. However, buses and cars are available from Dalhousie to Pathankot, which is located at a distance of 80 km and takes around 2 hours. From Pathankot take a direct train for Amritsar that takes about 3 hours. Amritsar railway station is located at a distance of 2 km from the city centre, which can be travelled by autos, buses and rickshaws. 

Package Inclusion

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Dalhousie

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Dharmshala 

  • Private Taxi (Indigo/ Dzire) from Chandigarh for 5 days

  • Pickup and Drop from Dharmshala

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • All Taxes

 

Package Excusion

  • Lunch not include in this package.

  • Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..

  • Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest..

  • Travel insurance.

Dharamshala to Dalhousie – Visit Tibetan residence of 'Dalai Lama' & Mini Switzerland of India - Itinerary

Arrival at Dharamshala, our representative will pick you from airport and transfer to hotel. Check into hotel later takes some rest. After lunch you have sufficient time for visit local sightseeing of Dharamshala which includes Meclodganj and Dal Lake. Overnight stay at hotel and have delicious dinner with all possible conveniences.

Meclodganj: Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamshala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery, this town is culturally blessed by a prominent Tibetan influence owing to the major settlement of Tibetans here. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerizing landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The towns of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Kangra are situated very close to each other and tourists must cover all these destinations while travelling here.

Dal Lake: Dal Lake is mostly visited by tourist during the month of September as a fair is organized on the bank of the lake which is attended by the people of the Gaddi tribe in a large

Dinner: Served At Hotel.

After breakfast visit the full day sightseeing of Dharamshala like waterfall, Tibetan monasteries, Bhagsunag, Dalai Lama temple, Visit Cricket Stadium, War memorial, St. John Church etc. In between your visit have lunch and some rest at Punjabi Dhabha. In evening come back to hotel. Have delicious Dinner and overnight stay with all possible conveniences.

Lunch: In Between your Visit you may have lunch at Punjabi Dhaba Jogibara Road , McLeod Gunj , Upper Dharamshala,

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

Bhagsu Waterfall: Bhagsu Falls is a beautiful waterfall, situated in the small village of Bhagsu, behind the Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoon, this waterfalls turns into a 30 ft cascade, alongside a mountain that features slate graffiti.

Tibetan monasteries: The Tibet Oral History Project (TOHP) aims to preserve the history and culture of the Tibetan people. As advised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we record the life experiences of Tibetan elders who were forced to flee their homeland following the Chinese invasion

Dalai Lama Temple: one of the holy place in Dharamshala is Dalai Lama Temple. The temple complex is kept open from sunrise to sunset for the visitors to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. During the morning hours visitors can participate in the prayers as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex.

Visit Cricket Stadium: The famous tourist location in Dharamshala is Cricket Stadium. Cricket Stadium (DCS), an internationally renowned stadium, is the home ground of Himachal Pradesh State cricket team. Few international and Ranji cricket matches are held here on annual basis.

St. John's Church: Approx ten to fifteen minute walk below McLeod Ganj, on the road to Lower Dharamshala, is the famous Anglican Church built by the British in 1852. Surrounded by a heavily wooded pine and deodar forest, the Church maintains a Christian cemetery adjacent to it and is a repository of local history.

After breakfast you will proceed to Dalhousie. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and you may go for lunch at nearby restaurant. In evening you may go for shopping or visit the mall road in Dalhousie, and some local sightseeing St. John church. Overnight stay at hotel and have delicious dinner with all possible conveniences.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Vatika Bar and Restaurant 

After breakfast proceed to visit local Full day sightseeing of Dalhousie, firstly Khijjar which is 18 Km from Dalhousie. It’s one of the most scenic saucer shaped Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small lake in the center with a floating island and 9-hole golf course here are the other interesting places to cover.  After that visit famous Kalatop, Barapathar,  Panchpula, Baoli and Dainkund. Return to Dalhousie, Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: This is one of the famous place of attraction in Dalhousie is Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. Kala top is a pleasant getaway, with a panoramic view and a forest rest house. Kala Top is situated at an altitude of 8000 ft and 10 km away from G.P.O square. It has a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Bears & Leopards.

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland and one of the famous retreats among the visitors. Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. You can also enjoy trekking and adventurous activities at khajjiar.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Hotel Himalayan Resort (Near Subhash Chowk, Dalhousie)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

On this morning after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Dharamshala . Our representative will drop you at Dharamshala Airport/Railway Station.

Lunch: In Between your Journey you may have lunch at Vatika Bar and Restaurant

Breakfast: Served at Hotel.

Dharamshala to Dalhousie – Visit Tibetan residence of 'Dalai Lama' & Mini Switzerland of India - Rates & Dates

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