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Duration
6 Days / 5 Nights
Trip
Start: Pathankot / End: Dalhousie

Exotic Land of Hills

Pathankot - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dalhousie

Introduction

Himachal Pradesh means the ‘Abode of Snow’. The scenic state in India is dotted with many hill stations with immense beauty and charm. Book the Exotic Land of Hills tour and explore the amazing destinations like Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba, etc. Meticulously designed 6 days and 5 nights itinerary helps you make your vacations memorable. Soak-in the tranquility prevailing at these hill stations. Partake in fun activities, savor the local dishes and bask in the amazing weather.

Trip Highlights
    • Half-day sightseeing in Dharamshala
    • Explore Dalhousie
    • Worship at the Chamunda Devi Temple
    • Admire the panoramic views from the Central Park
    • Soak-in the beauty of Khajjiar Lake
    • Try Zorbing

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Pathankot – Dharamshala

Upon reaching at the Pathankot Railway Station, meet our tour representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to Dharamshala. Once you reach the hotel, complete the check-in formalities. Dharamshala is a hill town which beguiles the visitors with utter tranquility and immaculate beauty.

You can spend rest of the day exploring this wonderful location on your own. It is an amazing experience to wander in the streets of the dwelling place of the 14th Dalai Lama.

An overnight stay is planned in the hotel.

Day 2 Dharamshala (McLeod Ganj)

Day 2 of the Exotic Land of Hills tour is scheduled for half-day sightseeing in Dharamshala, also known as Dharamsala. The first attraction of the half daytrip is Dal Lake of Dharamshala. Bounded by the rugged mountains, the Dal Lake is a calm and quaint lake. Soak-in the beauty of the surroundings. Also, pay homage at the Shiva temple, located on the banks of the lake.

Another stopover is the St. John’s Church. The Church is nestled amidst the scenic valley of McLeod Ganj, popular destination amongst trekkers. Attractive glass windows enhance the architectural splendor of the holy place. The Anglican Church is dedicated to the John the Baptist.

Next in the line is Tibetan Monastery. The scenic monastery is a famous tourist destination in Dharamshala to witness the worshipping rituals of the area.

From there, you will be taken to the Bhagsunag Temple. The scared place is an important pilgrimage for the Hindus. Lush greenery surrounds this oldest ancient temple. Take a dip in the two pools nearby the temple which are known to have healing powers.

Rest of the day can be spent enjoying leisurely activities.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 Dharamshala – Dalhousie

The day starts with guided transfer to Dalhousie by road. Dalhousie, also titled as the ‘Little Switzerland of India’, is a scenic town. The place is blessed with imposing misty mountains, fast flowing rivers, flowers festooned valleys and much more. Soak-in the old world charm and natural beauty.

Treat your eyes to world’s most awe-inspiring views en route. Breathe pure air. Delight in the soothing greenery all around. Complete the check-in formalities after reaching the hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Partake in activities of your interests. Visit nearby locations on your own. Savor local food. Try to converse with the natives.

Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4 Dalhousie

Savor a hearty breakfast in the hotel. Thereafter, get ready for half-day sightseeing tour in Dalhousie. The beautiful high-altitude town is dotted with plethora of tourist attractions and has so much to offer. The first stopover is at Satdhara Falls, a waterfall that is formed by the confluence of the seven sparkling springs. Perched on a height, the Satdhara Falls is said to have medicinal properties. The enthralling waterfall is bounded by snow-cladded peaks and green deodar and pine trees.

Post this, proceed towards the Chamunda Devi Temple, a holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali. The 750 years old temple is nestled on the banks of the Baner River and attracts numerous devotees. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Lahl and Pathiar forests from here.

From here, you will be taken to the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Wide variety of species of animals like leopard, bear, langur and jackal dwell here. Apart from them, numerous species of birds like Black Headed Jay, Eurasian Jay and the Black Bird can also be spotted here.

Evening is reserved to be spent leisurely. Go for shopping if you want to. Buy souvenirs and things of your interests.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5 Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Chamba – Dalhousie

On day 5, you will be taken to explore the major attractions of the Khajjiar and Chamba, two stunning destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Both the places showcases immense beauty, sheer tranquility, flower meadows and lush landscapes. An excursion to these places are sure to leave you spellbound.

First destination in the itinerary is the Central Park offering majestic views of the entire town. The park is an excellent crowd-puller. Visit the Gandhi Gate which immortalizes Lord Curzon’s journey to Chamba. A lovely temple of Lord Shiva is also located nearby.

Next attraction in the list the Rang Mahal, an exceptional monument portraying an excellent architectural splendor. A perfect blend of Mughal and British architecture, the magnificent palace was once a residence of women of royal families. A handicraft shop within the palace enables the visitors to buy some souvenirs from here. The palace looks amazing in the evening when it gets illuminated.

Post this, head towards the Khajjiar Lake. The spectacular lake provides superb opportunities for spending some serene moments away from the hustle bustle of the crowd-infested cities. Don’t forget to admire the striking views of Mount Kailash from here.

Now, get ready to visit Bhuri Singh Museum, named after the King Raja Bhuri who bestowed many antiques and his family paintings to the museum. Besides these, the museum houses a fine collection of miniature paintings from the Kangra, Chamba and Basohli School.

Adventure enthusiasts can try Zorbing in Khajjiar. The fun-filled experience is simple yet adventurous.

After an entertaining day, you will be transferred back to Dalhousie for an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6 Departure from Dalhousie

The fantastic Exotic Land of Hills tour ends today. Complete the check-out formalities and get comfortably transferred to the Pathankot Railway Station to board the train for your onward journey.