Delhi – Amritsar - Dharamshala - Shimla - Delhi
Himachal Pradesh is the summer capital of the country. This large north Indian state is famous for numerous hill destinations and tourist sites like Shimla and Dharamshala. Enjoy the beauty of Himalayas at Shimla and the fresh rolling slopes in Dharamshala. This seven days tour covers Shimla and Dharamshala along with the heritage beauties of Amritsar in a holistic trip from Delhi.
After you reach Amritsar, you will be received by Travelogy India representative and driven to a hotel. After checking into your room, you will be left to rest for the remainder of the day.
Enjoy a good night’s rest in your hotel room in Amritsar.
After breakfast, you will be driven around Amritsar to enjoy a city sightseeing tour. The first destination is the Golden Temple, which is also called the Darbar Sahib or Harmandir Sahib. This is an important holy destination for Sikhs and is a delightful architecture to explore. The temple gets its name from the gold plating that covers the structure.
The next stop in the tour is the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. This memorial garden is a reminder of the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which took place in 1919. British officials opened fire upon a group of men, women, and children, who were gathered in an enclosed site.
Later, you will be driven to a border village, Wagha. Wagha is famous for being the border between India and Pakistan. You can find an inter-country railway station and goods transfer terminal in this village. The best part of Wagha Village is the border ceremony, which takes place every evening.
After watching the border ceremony, you will be driven back to your hotel to enjoy a good night’s rest in your room in Amritsar.
After breakfast, you will be checked out of your room and taken on a road trip (4 hours, 205 km) to reach Dharamshala. Once you reach Dharamshala, you will be checked into a hotel.
After a brief rest, you will be taken to the local markets of the land for cultural sightseeing and souvenir hunting.
Spend the night in the hotel room in Dharamshala.
After breakfast, your city sightseeing tour starts a little early. You will be taken to the famous Dalai Lama Temple. This temple complex holds a museum, monastery, library, stupas, and a cafe.
Later, you will be driven to Bhagsunag Waterfall, which is 1 km away from Bhagsunag Temple. You will be embarking long walking trail through scenic nature to reach Bhagsunag Falls. After enjoying the sight of the waterfalls plummeting into a small rocky pool, you will be visiting Norbulingka Institute. This 1995 institute was inaugurated by Kim Yeshi and Kelsang to preserve the Tibetan culture with artistic forms and literature.
After visiting this institute in Sidhpur, you will be driven back to your hotel room. Spend the night in the hotel room in Dharmashala.
After breakfast, the checkout formalities start. Later, you will be taken on a scenic 6 hours road trip (237 km) from Dharamshala to Shimla.
Once you reach Shimla, you will be checked into a hotel.
Spend the night in the hotel room in Shimla.
After breakfast, you will be driven to SankatMochan and Jakhu temples. These are dedicated to the Monkey God, Lord Hanuman. Later, you will be visiting Christ Church, Ridge Road, and State Museum.
In the evening, you will be driven to Lakkar Bazaar, Mall Road, and Tibetan Market to enjoy shopping for souvenirs like wooden toys, handicrafts, clothing, artifacts, and others. After shopping, you will be driven back to your hotel room in Shimla.
Spend the night in the hotel in Shimla.
After breakfast, you will be checked out and taken on a mesmerizing train ride from Shimla to Kalka in the toy train (10:35 to 16:10).
From Kalka train station, you can board a train to reach Delhi.