7 Days - Amritsar, Dharamshala & Shimla Tour from Jaipur

Jaipur – Amritsar - Dharamshala - Shimla - Chandigarh - Jaipur

Overview

Himachal Pradesh was the summer capital of British India. Today, this large North Indian state has numerous hill towns for tourists to explore. The best of all is Shimla, the capital city, and an important honeymoon destination and family vacation site. Starting from the Himalayan mountain regions of Shimla to the evergreen slopes of Dharamshala, this tour covers important tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh including cultural sites of Amritsar. The tour spans for 7 days covering Amritsar, Dharamshala, and Shimla.

Highlights

    • City sightseeing trip at destinations like Dharamshala, Shimla, and Amritsar
    • Patriotic attractions like JallianwalaBagh and Wagah border ceremony
    • Pilgrimage exploration at Dalai Lama Temple, Golden Temple, Christ Church, SankatMochan Temple, and Jakhu Temple
    • Scenic walking tour to Bhagsunag Falls
    • Market tour at Shimla and Dharamshala for souvenir hunting and cultural exploration


Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Jaipur – Amritsar (By Flight)

Once you reach Amritsar airport, you will be received by Travelogy India representative, who would drive you to a hotel. Once you are checked into the room, the rest of the day is free for you to rest after the long journey.

Enjoy a night’s stay in the hotel in Amritsar.

Day 2 : Amritsar Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will be visiting the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib). The Golden Temple gets its name from the gold plating of the structure. The site is visited by Sikhs from around the world as it is their highest and most-spiritual site.

Later, you will be visiting a public garden, Jallianwala Bagh. It is an infamous site in the history of the Indian independence struggle. In 1919, General Dyer ordered firing on a massive gathering of women, children, and men, who were unarmed. This garden now stands as a reminder of the great tragedy.

The next stop is at Wagha village. This village stands as a border between India and Pakistan, allowing transit of goods and people via the train station and a goods terminal between the countries. The town is also very famous for the stunning border ceremony that takes place every evening. After watching the evening border ceremony, you will be driven back to your hotel room.

Enjoy a night's stay in the hotel in Amritsar.

Day 3 : Amritsar – Dharamshala (By Road 205 KM/ 4 Hours approx)

Post breakfast and check out, you will be taking a four-hour road drive (205 km) from Amritsar to Dharamshala.

After reaching Dharamshala, you will be checked into a hotel room. After a short rest, you will be taken on a market tour to the local markets of Dharamshala. You can enjoy souvenir hunting or explore the region.

Enjoy a night's stay in the hotel in Dharamshala.

Day 4 : Exploring Dharamshala

Post breakfast, you will be driven to Dalai Lama Temple to explore the monastery, temple, museum, stupa, cafe, and a library.

Later, you will be visiting the 20 m tall Bhagsunag Waterfall, which is one kilometer away from Bhagsunag temple. You will be taken on a walking tour along a nature-filled trail to visit the Bhagsunag Falls. After enjoying the waterfalls, you will be visiting the Norbulingka institute.

Kim Yeshi and Kelsang found Norbulingka institute in 1995 for preserving the culture of Tibet in its artistic and literary form. This institute is located in Sidhpur, a little away from Dharamshala.

Later, you will be driven back to Dharamshala.

Enjoy a night's stay in the hotel in Dharamshala.

Day 5 : Dharamshala – Shimla (By Road/237 KM/6 Hours)

Post breakfast, you will be checked out and taken on a road trip for 6 hours (237 km) from Dharamshala to Shimla.

Once you reach Shimla, you will be checked into a hotel, where you can rest for the remainder of this day.

Enjoy a night's stay in the hotel in Shimla.

Day 6 : Shimla Sightseeing

Post breakfast, you will be taken around Shimla for sightseeing. You will be covering Lord Hanuman's temples like Jakhu Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple.

Later, you will be visiting the State Museum, Ridge Road, and Christ Church.

You will be taken to Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, and Tibetan Market for souvenir hunting and exploration. Top souvenirs to buy here are artifacts, handicrafts, wooden articles, clothing, and others. You will be taken back to your hotel after the market tour.

Enjoy a night's stay in the hotel in Shimla.

Day 7 : Shimla – Chandigarh (By Car) and fly to Jaipur and Departure

After breakfast and checking out, you will be driven from Shimla to Chandigarh. Once you reach Chandigarh, you will be driven to the airport, where you can catch your flight to Jaipur to continue your journey. This marks the end of the itinerary.

Inclusions

    • Daily Breakfast in the hotel
    • Accommodation on double/twine/triple sharing.
    • Pickup from Amritsar airport and Drop at Chandigarh airport.
    • Transportation for sightseeing
    • Friendly driver cum guide
    • All transfers and Sightseeing by Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Road taxes
    • Parking Fee
    • Fuel Charges.

Exclusions

    • GST
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Airfares
    • Personal Expenses includes Drinks, Tipping, Laundry & Phone Calls
    • Charges for camera/video
    • Entrance fee at historical monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, etc
    • Any services not mentioned
    • Any extra nights due to train cancellation, flight cancellation due to illness, bad weather, and roadblocks, or any factors beyond control.

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