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Stop At: Amritsar, Amritsar, Amritsar District, Punjab
On arrival at Amritsar airport/ railway station assistance and transfer to hotel.
Later excursion to visit Bagha border to attend Beating Retreat Ceremony. Every evening, just before the sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military camaraderie and showmanship. Officially, the purpose of the ceremony is to formally close the border for the night and lower the national flag. However, it is an entertainment ceremony and a display of national pride for the thousands of people who come here every day. During the build-up to the ceremony, the crowd engages in chanting the Indian national anthem, rounds of applause and Bollywood-style dancing on Hindi songs.
Duration: 6 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel visit Golden Temple famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The central Sikh Museum is atop the Clock Tower. The ‘Guru Ka Langar’ offer free food to around 20,000 people every day. The number shoot up to 1,00,000 on special occasions. The Durgiana Temple though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum famous for its rare and priceless collections, particularly Paintings, Weapons and Armours, Manuscripts & Coins. Gobindgarh Fort originally built by Gujjar Singh Bhangi, the local chieftain in the 18th century. Gobindgarh was conquered and enhanced in the early 19th century by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who renamed it after the 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh. The fort had five cannons which included the famous two ‘Zamzama' cannons. Rickshaw ride and walking tour of old market in Amritsar.
Later drive to Dalhousie check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: Dalhousie, Dalhousie, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Dalhousie a high-altitude town spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. It's home to colonial-era buildings, including St. Francis and St. John’s churches, which date back to the rule of the British Raj in the 1800s. A trek up Dainkund Peak leads to Pholani Devi Temple. To the north, Subhash Baoli is a peaceful area with pine trees and panoramic views. Rest time free and easy to relax.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel
Pass By: Dharamshala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel. Leasurly drive to Dharamshalacheck in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax and visit the McLeodganj market in
Stop At: Dharamshala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel. Visit McLeodganj, which is home to most of the Tibetan exiles. At McLeodganj, the Tibetans have established many monasteries, schools and temples. McLeodganj has a distinctly different character, with its brightly painted buildings, Buddhist temples, prayer flags fluttering in the air and saffron monks and nuns hurrying along the streets. The main Buddhist temple or Tsuglagkhang (cathedral) is a five-minute walk from the main bazaar. Said to resemble the one in Lhasa, the temple is surrounded by red and gold prayer wheels that are set in motion by devotees to scatter prayers in the air.
Dal Lake lake surrounded by Deodar trees, with temple of Durgeshwara Mahadev by the lakeside. Bhagsunath Temple old temple of Bhagsunath with a fresh waterspring. Further, about 0.5 km is beautiful Bhagsunath waterfall which is enough to sooth one’s eyes and mind. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, built in 1860, worth a visit for its beautiful stained glass windows, the church was severely damaged in a major earthquake that rocked the region in 1905. Rebuilt subsequently, the church has old bells that had been cast in London and installed in 1915. Lord Elgin, one of the few Viceroys of India who died in office, lies buried here.
Duration: 6 minutes
Pass By: Amritsar, Amritsar District, Punjab
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer either to Kangra airport or to Amritsar airport to board flight for onward destination.
No accommodation included on this day.
PACKAGE: Golden Temple Tour and Dharamshala
Cities: Amritsar - Dalhousie - Dharamsala
7 Days/ 6 Nights - Air & Land
6 Days/ 5 Nights - Land Only
Air & Land: $1,680 Per Person
Land Only: $588 Per Person
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