Dalhousie Dharamshala Tour

Dalhousie Dharamshala Tour

OVERVIEW- The beautiful hill stations of Dalhousie and Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh, are highly visited hill stations for summer tour. They are famed for splendid beauty and salubrious climate. Referred as the “Magical Showcase of Nature’s Splendors, this is the most captivating regions of the Indian Himalayas. Abundant green grassland, wide valleys set against snow-clad mountains, crystal clear lakes, fruit laden groves, soft terraces of corn and tea makes Himachal the ultimate destination of India. If you love adventure and are a nature junkie, the mountain ranges of Dharamshala and Dalhousie, with bestowing amazingly beautiful landscapes and natural grandeur the tour makes itself complete. 

PATHANKOT- A gateway to Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal, Pathankot situated in the foothills of Kangra is best known for its serene green beauty and a rich historical past. Apart from being the largest military base not only of India but whole of Asia, the city is also known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant atmosphere.

DHARAMSHALA- Situated in the picturesque Kangra valley and set against the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is an ideal retreat for nature lovers. The pristine environment with dense green cover consisting of Deodar and Pine trees provides a visual treat. Dharamshala is also the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh.

DALHOUSIE- Just 80 kms from Pathankot, this place is still unexplored. Spread over five hills, Dalhousie has a serenity of its own. Pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, thick growth of deodars, pine, red and pink rhododendrons, tall trees in different shades of green can be seen all around the hill station. 

KHAJJIAR- Khajjiar is one of the 160 places in the world that bear tropical resemblance to Switzerland, Khajjiar is situated at a height of 6500 feet and bestowed with natural beauty and pleasant climate. Vast expanse of green meadows and dense forests besides vistas of majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks make it popular. Khajjiar is also called the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh and serves as the starting point for treks.

CHAMBA- This small town is located in a picturesque valley, amidst the Shivalik ranges and is famous for its medieval temples. The architecture of the temples of Chamba reflects the glory of its erstwhile rulers. It is also known for its local festivals. Chamba shawls, the captivating Chamba chappals, cane baskets, woolens, and the dolls are all unique to Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh.

Please Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor summer holidays vacation for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India summer tour.

Tour Destination: Pathankot – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Chamba - Pathankot

Travel Duration:  05 Nights/06 Days

DAY 1: PATHANKOT - DHARAMSHALA- Welcome at Pathankot. Drive to hill station of Dharamshala. Transfer to the hotel. 

In the evening rest after the long day drive enjoying the overlooking high mountains covered with silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: DHARAMSHALA- Today visit The Little Lhasa of India- Dharamshala

DHARAMSHALA CRICKET STADIUM- Lying right in the lap of the beautiful natural backdrop of Dhauladhar Mountains, the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is an unlikely but worthy tourist destination. This stadium is located at the height of 1457 meters above sea level and makes up for a mesmerizing view. 

ST. JOHNS CHURCH- The charming dressed- stone church of St. John in the wildness. It is the oldest built structure of Dharamshala. This neo-gothic church was built in 1852 and is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. 

DAL LAKE & NADI- Dal Lake is 11 km from lower Dharamshala and lies in between hills and deodar trees. This is a starting point for trekking and excursion, which is covered around the lake to make the walk memorable.

TRIUND- Triund is a 9-km trek away from Mcleodganj. It is situated at a great height and provides a mesmerizing view of the Moon Peak-Indera Pass. This is an ideal spot for picnics and the clean and pristine environment will surely rejuvenate your senses.

MCLEODGANJ- Often called the' Little Lhasa' at 1770 m; this is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet have enhanced the area. 

BHAGSUNATH- Close to fresh water springs; this ancient temple is 11 km from Dharamshala. It is a popular picnic spot and the famous slate quarries are close by. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: DHARAMSHALA - DALHOUSIE- Drive to hill station of Dalhousie. Transfer to hotel. Transfer to the hotel. 

In the evening visit the Tibetan market, the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium, Himachal Handloom and Crafts Center, and Tibetan Handicrafts Center to buy spectrum of goods including bags, dolls, handicrafts, carpets, rugs, and purses.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: DALHOUSIE- Today visit the beautiful hill station of Dalhousie

ST JOHN’S CHURCH- Constructed in 1863, St.John's Church is one of the oldest holy places in the city. The church has a library where one can have a glance at the different collection of books portraying the rich tradition and history of this hill station. Moreover one can relish the emerald beauty as it is positioned in the setting of charming surroundings.

CHAMERA LAKE- The lake is situated at a distance of 12 miles from Dalhousie at an elevation of 1700m above sea level. It is an idyllic place for activities such as fishing and boating. There is a boat house close to the lake offering water sports activities like canoeing, river rafting, kayaking and motor boating.

DAINKUND PEAK- The mountain’s highest point towers at a monolithic height of 2,745 meters above sea level. The Dainkund Peak is often termed as the singing hill. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5: DALHOUSIE- Today continue sightseeing of Dalhousie viewing

KALATOPE WILDLIFE RESERVE- The high altitude forests of the Kalatop Wildlife Reserve are located at an average elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level. The forests are also known as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary and are situated between the thick pine, deodar and oak forests. 

KHAJJIAR- Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.

CHAMBA- The beautiful hill station of Chamba in s about 55 km from Dalhousie.  Established by Raja Sahil Verma in 920 AD, the hamlet has retained its medieval charm. Along with pleasant climate, the picturesque hill station offers breathtaking sights of the snow-clad mountains and lush green forests. Chamba serves as a perfect summer getaway. The snow-clad mountains in and around Chamba are extremely popular for snow skiing. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6: DALHOUSIE – PATHANKOT- Day free for leisure and later, drive back to Pathankot to catch your flight/train towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  • Pathankot –Dharamshala: 100 kms/03 hrs
  • Dharamshala – Dalhousie: 125 kms/04 hrs
  • Dalhousie – Chamba: 60 kms/02 hrs
  • Dalhousie - Pathankot: 90 kms/03 hrs

Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

  1. Population: 6,856,509
  2. Area: 55,673 sq km
  3. Geo Location: North India
  4. Average Climate: 5°C to 35°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: March - December

Dharamshala at a Glance

  • Population: 56,543
  • Area: 27.6 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India) 
  • Average Climate: 5°C - 26°C
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  • STD Code: 01892
  • Airport: Dharamshala Airport

Dalhousie at a Glance

  1. Population: 7,601
  2. Area: 14 sq kms
  3. Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India) 
  4. Average Climate: 2°C - 35C
  5. Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  6. STD Code: 01899

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