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Dharamshala Mcleodganj - 2017-2018 Holidays & Buddhism Spiritual Tour

 

Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour Package: Overview

This Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour package had been specially tailor made for Indian as well as International travelers seeking to pay a visit to His Holiness Dalai Lama - The Spiritual Guru of the Tibet & world. Who stays in Picturesque Indian Himalayan Tourist towns McLeodGanj / Dharamshala in North Indian Himalayan State ( Himachal Pradesh). This Package is specifically designed for Travellers willing to visit His Holiness Dalai Lama - The Spiritual Guru of the Tibet & world, now living in Exile in India in lovely town of Mcleodganj.  You will visit Dalai Lama Temple as well as embark on the spiritual Journey on this beautiful Himalayan Town. Dhramshala is the Winter Capital of Himachal Pradesh. Dhramshala is Home to World's Most Scenic Cricket Stadium popular for hosting IPL tournaments. Dhramshala is Most peaceful, most beautiful, most enchanting tourist Destination.

 

Why you must visit Mcleodganj / Dharamshala

Dhramshala/Mcleodganj is Home to Dalai Lama - The Spiritual Guru of the Tibet & world, now living in Exile in India in lovely town of Mcleodganj. This is the biggest reason to Visit Dhramshala & Mcleodganj to meet HH Dalai Lama and Dalai Lama Temple as well as embark on the spiritual Journey.

  • Dhramshala is Winter Capital of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Dhramshala is Home to World's Most Scenic Cricket Stadium popular for hosting IPL tournaments.

  • Dhramshala is Most peaceful, most beautiful, most enchanting tourist Destination.

  • Near By is the Famous Tibetan Capital in Exile  "Mcleodganj", which deserves at least 50% of travel time, Mcleodganj is famous for food, restaurants, Dalai lama temple and multinational crowd.

  • It has availability of five star hotels as well as resorts as well as 3 star and 4 star hotels catering to all clients.

  • Dhramshala is known for the scenic Beauty and Proximity to Famous Pilgrimage spots in Kangra valley.

  • Dhramshala is the trekking destination for scaling Dhauladhar peaks and Passes which range from 3000 meters to 4500 meters - gateway to Pir Panjal ranges

  • Many small trekking points available like Triund, Snowline cafe,Indrunag (famous paragliding point) etc

So!! Your search for a great tourist Destination ends in Dharamshala; This Tour is sure to become your life's best tour and sure to keep  you spell bound. Surrounded by lush green deodar & pine trees, cool climate, deep dense forest ranges, snow-capped Dhauladhar Mountain range, monasteries and crystal clear water sources like springs, fountains, rivers and lakes.

Dalai Lama Spiritual Journey Tour in Dharahala Mcleodganj Package with 2 Nights accommodation,meal (breakfast) &  sightseeing by private cab, starting from Rs. 7,500 only

 


Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour - Dalai Lama's Home-Namgyal Monastery - Rates & Dates


Hotels In Dharamshala

Standard - The Castle - TA Rank  3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

Deluxe - Meghavan Resort - TA Rank  3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

Luxury - Asian Health resort - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

 

Package Inclusion:-

  • Flights from Mumbai/Delhi to Chandigarh ( Optional).

  • Flights from Mumbai/Delhi to Kangra Airport ( Optional).

  • Pick up from Chandigarh Airport/RailwayStaion/BusStand.

  • Package on twin sharing basis

  • 2 nights accommodation in AC Deluxe Room in Mcleodganj

  • Welcome Drink on arrival

  • Daily Bed Tea and Breakfast.

  • Inclusive of all taxes

  • All Hotels & Transfers as per itinerary

  • All hotel & tranportation taxes

  • Cab at your disposal

Package mentioned above is flexible and can be modified on request.


Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour - Dalai Lama's Home-Namgyal Monastery - Itinerary

Chandigarh to Mcleodganj Drive

We will welcome you on your arrival from Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai to Dharamshala Reach Chandigarh via direct flight from Mumbai. Pick up from Chandigarh Air Port & proceed for Dharamshala / Mcleod Ganj.

After Crossing Una Himachal, the entire route  commands glorious views of nature. Scenic spectre increases after crossing Bharwain village and the grand spectacle of Dhauladhar unfolds.

After Crossing the  Kangra tunnel and past the ruins of the old Kangra fort, there is sudden change in the landscape, snow clad white Dhauladhars are clearly visible.

From Dharamshala, steep ascent starts towards Mcleodganj and drive is litterally in clouds and mists.

Reach Mcleodganj by late evening. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After having some rest visit the Dal lake which is nestled amidst lush green deodar forests and enjoy the panaromic view of Kangra Valley from the Dhauladhar mountains.

After breakfast we will proceed for local sight seeing around Mc Leodganj such as:-

 

Visit Tsuglagkhang

Tsuglagkhang is the abode of His Holiness Dalai Lama. This complex houses Namgyal Monastery where thousends of pilgrims offer prayers. The most unique feature of this monastery is it's diversity of practise. It also houses 3 metre high bronze statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Valokitesvara and Padmasambhava.Situated next to the Tsuglagkhang Temple, the Kalachakra Temple is open to the public. The Dalai Lama uses this temple as his base for public teaching. 

 

St. John's Church 

St. John's Church is one of the major attractions, which is a testimony of the bygone British Era. Constructed in 1852, this historic church built in Gothic style is famous for its tapering high windows and a bell in the compund.

 

Bhagsunag Temple and Waterfall Tour

Located at 2 kms from city centre, Visit the Bhagnu Nag temple and then walk to the Bhagsunag Waterfall at approx 1 km away, The view of unsullied water gushing out of the waterfall and the mist emanating from the fall about 20 feet is indeed a delightfull experience.It is a marvelous location to live with nature enjoying the Himalayan serene nature and rejuvenating soft but cool breeze.

In Bhagsu Nag, you can do shopping to buy some Tibetan souvenirs.

After having breakfast check out from the hotel &  proceed for Chandigarh Airport. Drop at Chandigarh Air port . Tour ends with sweet memories.



Other Major Attraction

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

 

Bhagsunag:- 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.

 

Dalai Lama:- Dalai Lama Temple:theone of the holy place in dharmshla 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.

 

Baijnath Shiva temple:- Baijnath is famous for its 13th-century temple. The temple attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims from all over India and abroad throughout the year. Special prayers are offered in the morning and evening every day besides on special occasions and during festive seasons. 

 

Dhauladhar National Park:- amazing mountains. Just a few hundred Kms always from the sweltering heat of Delhi. The mountains are so inviting. They seem as a wall following or preceding us all the time. The weather suddenly changes and the veritable nip in the air was really there in the middle of the hot Indian summer! The range is inviting and beautiful. Dhauladhar National Park, also known as Gopalpur Zoo, is one of the chief attractions that draw attention of wildlife enthusiasts. Located at a distance of 13 km from Palampur, this national park is one of the major attractions of the destination.

 

How to reach Dharamshala

GET IN

By Air: Flights to Dharamsala land at the Gaggal airport. There are two flights daily but are prone to cancellation due to weather or lack of passengers.

By Bus: Travelling by bus is most popular way to get to Dharamsala, but can be a very slow journey through the winding roads. These trips take you to lower Dharamsala. You can book then for your return trip back down.

By Train: The nearest railway station is at Pathankot. From there, you can either hop on a bus or private taxi. People who love travelling by train can climb aboard the slow but picturesque Kangra Valley Railway from Pathankot. 

 

GET AROUND

By Auto rickshaws: Auto rickshaws are a preferred and cheap mode of travelling around.

By Private Taxi: Many tourists who travel to Dharamsala book a private taxi for a fixed number. If you plan on hiring one, ensure you discuss the rates with the taxi driver in advance. 

On Foot: Dharamshala is small enough to be travelled on foot.

 

Best time to visit Dharamshala

A hill station of pleasant sceneries and great weather, Dharamshala is a great destination for an exotic vacation that takes you away from the clamor and chaos of urbanity. The following year wise break-up of seasons in this hill town can give a better view of finding the Best time to visit Dharamshala.

Summer Season : The summer season starts from March and continues till mid-July. The summers on hill stations have their own unique charm. The weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing, exploration and fun. In Dharamshala, the temperature swings between 22 degrees to 35 degrees and flowers are in bloom and sceneries are verdant for enjoying and taking a perfect click. Travelers visit Dharamshala at this time to take part in trekking and participating in the Buddhist Losar festival that takes place during February-March.

Monsoon Season : The ambience freshens up and there is verdure all around with the arrival of the monsoon season. The monsoons in Dharamshala starts in July and lasts till September. Many tourists don’t mind getting wet and enjoying the spectacular sights that this hill station has to offer during this time. Also due to low tourist traffic, the hotel rates are low, although the terrain can be unsafe and one may also have to face roadblocks as well. Nevertheless, monsoon season is one of the best times for romantic and honeymoon couples to relish the amazing weather and wonderful sights.

Winter Season: The winter season stretches from October and it remains appreciably cool till February. The days are chilly and it also snows in January and February as well. This is a good time to visit this place and enjoy the cool air and amazing sights. Remember to take a good number of warm clothes. This a great opportunity for honeymoon couples to enjoy a cozy time together.

 

Things To do in Dharamshala

McLeodganj is famous for various authentic Tibetan products like carpets, thangkas, jewellery, and other knick-knacks. Just a kilometre away from McLeodganj is the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) where you can find musical, dance, and theatrical traditions of Tibet. 

 

Losel Doll Museum - Norbulingka complex

Visit Losel Doll Museum which is located in the Norbulingka complex to explore the history of Tibet. The museum showcases elaborately detailed beautiful dolls that depict the costumes of each region of Tibet.

 

Kangra Art Museum - Kotwali bazaar

You can also visit Museum of Kangra Art at Kotwali Bazaar. The museum has a rare collection of miniature paintings from the Kangra School, in addition to local jewellery, traditional wood carvings with some of the exhibits dating back to the fifth century. 

 

Mcleodganj Shopping

If all that sightseeing has made you hungry then you can just drop in to one of the restaurants or café scattered around McLeodganj for some traditional Tibetan, Israeli or even a German cuisine.

The main shopping area in Dharamshala is in McLeodganj, offering range of handicraft items including woollens, carpets, metal ware, Thangkas, and jewellery. 

The handicraft items sold in Dharamshala are created by the local artisans; these products reflect excellent craftsmanship and artistic calibre of the people. 

 

Kotwali Bazaar Shopping

The Kotwali Bazaar is the prime shopping destination. The Tibetan carpets and rugs sold in this market are worth buying. The vivid colours, traditional motifs and unique artwork on the carpets depict the Tibetan culture. 

You may also like other Tibetan handicrafts including hat, the Chubas (traditional outfit of the Tibetan women) and bags that make for some great souvenirs as well. Don’t forget to buy Thangkas, as your r shopping in Dharamshala will be incomplete without buying them. 

Easily available in almost all the shops in Dharamshala, Thangkas are brightly coloured cloth paintings depicting Buddhist culture, fair and festivals. Kangra Style of paintings depicting the court scenes or the love story between Radha and Krishna of the mythological era, are other must-buy items in Dharamshala. 

Wooden carvings on bamboo are popular among tourists visiting Dharamshala. Tourists can visit Norbulingka Institute on Khanyara Road to check out the artwork. Silk and woollen woven scarves, embroidered kurtas are also worth including to your shopping list. Don’t forget to add Kangra Valley Green Tea as well to the shopping list.


        

Adventure Activities in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is an ideal destination for adventurous enthusiasts as the town offers plenty of activities that one can enjoy here. Some of the adventurous activities in Dharamshala include trekking, paragliding, fishing, rock climbing and angling. 

 

Walking

If you are not an adventurous person by nature, you can explore this picturesque town by going for leisure walks in the lap of Himalayas. Trekker’s delight, Dharamshala is a popular base for trekking in the forested Dhauladhar range, equipment can be hired here. The best season for trekking is from April till June and again between September and October. 

 

Trekking

Seasoned trekkers may try the exhilarating and adventurous stretch from Dharamshala to the Chamba valley, over the Indrahar Pass. Trekkers may also take the route through snowbound Dhauladhar Range terminating at Lamu. 

There are some easy treks as well for beginners including the McLeodganj and Dharamshala that stretches from Tang Narwana to Toral Pass. If you are a hard-core trekker then take the route through Bhagsu via Dharamkot to Triund and enjoy an exquisite view of the peaks of the Himalayas.

Rock climbing is another activity in Dharamshala that you can indulge in a remote part of the Himalayas. Dharamshala-Nayagraon is one of the popular tracks for rock climbing. 

You can spendyour  time in the lap of nature and enjoy  fishing and angling in the small streams and rivers around Dharamshala. The 20-km stretch in River Beas from Nadaun to the Pong Dam is popular for fishing. 

Paragliding is another outdoor activity that you may enjoy in Dharamshala

Hotels In Dharamshala

Standard - The Castle - TA Rank  3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

Deluxe - Meghavan Resort - TA Rank  3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

Luxury - Asian Health resort - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence

 

Package Inclusion:-

  • Flights from Mumbai/Delhi to Chandigarh ( Optional).

  • Flights from Mumbai/Delhi to Kangra Airport ( Optional).

  • Pick up from Chandigarh Airport/RailwayStaion/BusStand.

  • Package on twin sharing basis

  • 2 nights accommodation in AC Deluxe Room in Mcleodganj

  • Welcome Drink on arrival

  • Daily Bed Tea and Breakfast.

  • Inclusive of all taxes

  • All Hotels & Transfers as per itinerary

  • All hotel & tranportation taxes

  • Cab at your disposal

Package mentioned above is flexible and can be modified on request.

Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour - Dalai Lama's Home-Namgyal Monastery - Itinerary

Chandigarh to Mcleodganj Drive

We will welcome you on your arrival from Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai to Dharamshala Reach Chandigarh via direct flight from Mumbai. Pick up from Chandigarh Air Port & proceed for Dharamshala / Mcleod Ganj.

After Crossing Una Himachal, the entire route  commands glorious views of nature. Scenic spectre increases after crossing Bharwain village and the grand spectacle of Dhauladhar unfolds.

After Crossing the  Kangra tunnel and past the ruins of the old Kangra fort, there is sudden change in the landscape, snow clad white Dhauladhars are clearly visible.

From Dharamshala, steep ascent starts towards Mcleodganj and drive is litterally in clouds and mists.

Reach Mcleodganj by late evening. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After having some rest visit the Dal lake which is nestled amidst lush green deodar forests and enjoy the panaromic view of Kangra Valley from the Dhauladhar mountains.

After breakfast we will proceed for local sight seeing around Mc Leodganj such as:-

 

Visit Tsuglagkhang

Tsuglagkhang is the abode of His Holiness Dalai Lama. This complex houses Namgyal Monastery where thousends of pilgrims offer prayers. The most unique feature of this monastery is it's diversity of practise. It also houses 3 metre high bronze statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Valokitesvara and Padmasambhava.Situated next to the Tsuglagkhang Temple, the Kalachakra Temple is open to the public. The Dalai Lama uses this temple as his base for public teaching. 

 

St. John's Church 

St. John's Church is one of the major attractions, which is a testimony of the bygone British Era. Constructed in 1852, this historic church built in Gothic style is famous for its tapering high windows and a bell in the compund.

 

Bhagsunag Temple and Waterfall Tour

Located at 2 kms from city centre, Visit the Bhagnu Nag temple and then walk to the Bhagsunag Waterfall at approx 1 km away, The view of unsullied water gushing out of the waterfall and the mist emanating from the fall about 20 feet is indeed a delightfull experience.It is a marvelous location to live with nature enjoying the Himalayan serene nature and rejuvenating soft but cool breeze.

In Bhagsu Nag, you can do shopping to buy some Tibetan souvenirs.

After having breakfast check out from the hotel &  proceed for Chandigarh Airport. Drop at Chandigarh Air port . Tour ends with sweet memories.

Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour - Dalai Lama's Home-Namgyal Monastery - Rates & Dates

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