MINI SWITZERLAND IN INDIA - KHAJJIAR/DHARAMSHALA

MINI SWITZERLAND IN INDIA - KHAJJIAR/DHARAMSHALA

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Sightseeing of the dwelling Dhauladhar ranges of Dharamshala including Bhagsunag fall and the nearby temples
  • Exploring the vacation spots of Dalhousie
  • Excursion trip to Khajjiar valley

Located in the lap of Himalayas is the quaint city of Dharamshala, rightly known as the Scotland of India. This place possesses a unique charisma owing to the mighty snow laden peaks, deep gorges, lush green valley, flower-filled meadows and rippling streams of water. The place also holds strong cultural and traditional beliefs and thus, a different side of the city is evident from the stories which will leave you awestruck. People of Dharamshala are highly inspired from Tibetan culture and beliefs. Therefore, you might see a huge influence here of the same. Visit multiple monasteries and get in touch with the Tibetan refugees who will surely offer you a warm welcome to the beautiful city of Dharamshala.

Day

1

Delhi To Palampur By Road: 480 km/09 hours
Palampur

Post departure from Delhi and a journey of around 9 hours, we would reach our destinations to experience the splendor lush green tea garden of Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. Meadows and pastures can also be seen clinging to the steep slopes.

The terrains of hill blooms prove to be the most captivating scenic beauty making the journey a beautiful experience. On arrival we check in at the hotel and relax. After relieving the journey tiredness, we proceed for local sightseeing in the beautiful city of Dharamshala and finally return for overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

2

Palampur To Dharamshala By Road: 38km /01 hours
Dharamshala

In the morning after having breakfast, we shall leave for exploring the Scotland of India, i.e., Dharamshala. The place is laden with serene bounties of nature. After an amazing one-hour drive along the tree tunnels we arrive and check- in at the Palampur hotel.

Post relaxation we'll be spending the evening making memories, exploring and capturing the Tibetan handicraft market of the Mcleod Ganj area. Strolling around the market, you'll find yourself indulging in the Tibetan culture. Post exploration, overnight stay at the hotel will revive your energy for the next day.


Day

3

Dharamshala
Dharamshala

Post breakfast we leave for exploring the beautiful city of Dharmshala. The exquisite market and picturesque areas complete with the panoramic beauty will leave some unforgettable imprints in your heart.

Evening shall be free at leisure to appreciate the surroundings.


Day

4

Dharamshala To Dalhousie By Road: 110 km/03 hours
Dalhousie

Post breakfast we move ahead to the exotic hill station Dalhousie. After a journey of about 3 hours we arrive and check-in at the Dalhousie hotel. You will love spending the evening in Dalhousie, exploring various tourists attractions such as Jhandrighat palace, Subhash Bowli, Bara pathar, Panjpulla, Subhash Chowk, Sahara and old churches.

After completing the Dalhousie sightseeing, we return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day

5

Dalhousie To Khajjiar By Road: 21 km/01 hour away
Dalhousie

After having breakfast, we can leave for the unparalleled experience of the khajjar valley rightly called the mini Switzerland of India. The hill station is filled with deodar forest and meadows which will make you fall in love with their scenic beauty.

During journey you'll love the views of the valley, Kalatop khajjar and densely covered canopy of lush green deodar forest. The place will rejoice you and may even become your favorite spot for trekking and picnics. A nine-hole golf course can also be visited.

In the evening retreat towards the hotel for the overnight stay.


Day

6

Dalhousie To Amritsar By Road: 200 km/04 hours
Amritsar

After a sumptuous breakfast, we depart from Dalhousie - bidding goodbye to the hilly terrains and head to the holy city of Amritsar. On arrival check- in the hotel and relax.

Later on in the afternoon, we proceed to visit the magnificent Golden temple which serves as the greatest of all tourist attraction in Amritsar and will leave you awestruck with it's very glance. After taking blessings from the Holy Lord, we will proceed to other touristic destinations like the Jallianwala bagh, if time permits.

In the evening we may proceed for Wagah border which is the grand trunk road border between India and Pakistan. The site and aura of this border will enthrall you with a feeling of patriotism and surely leave a mark in your memory. Post Amritsar travel, we retreat to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day

7

Departure From AmritsarTo Delhi By Road: 450 km/07 hours
Delhi (New Delhi)

With a memorable journey after covering some of the most beautiful destinations of the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, we finally proceed for our journey back to home.


Palampur - 1 Night

Hotel Tea Bud

3 Star

RS Sarovar Portico

4 Star

Norwood Green

5 Star
Dharamshala - 2 Nights

Hotel the Quartz Dharamshala

3 Star

Fortune Park Moksha

4 Star

Hotel The Pavilion

5 Star
Dalhousie - 2 Nights

The Manimahesh (HPTDC)

3 Star

Hotel BrijVilla

4 Star

Mongas Hotel & Resort

5 Star
Amritsar - 1 Night

Hotel Abode

3 Star

Ramada Amritsar

4 Star

Taj Swarna

5 Star

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 06nights/07days
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Car Ex Delhi
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra

What are the most famous destinations that must not be missed in Dharamshala?   

Various captivating avenues can be explored in Dharamshala such as:
● Kareri dal lake
● Namgyal monastery
● Tsuglagkhang complex
● Dharamshala cricket stadium
● Mcleod Ganj trek

Does Khajjiar have snow?   

Occasionally during the last winter period of January and February, Khajjiar valley may receive snowfall.

Which are the restaurants serving the best food in Dharamshala?   

You must visit Lung Ta Japanese restaurant, Khana Nirvana, Tibet kitchen and Nick's Italian kitchen to experience a delight for your taste buds.

What unique things can I think of purchasing from the Dharamshala market?   

The Street market of Dharamshala is mostly crowded with the tourists. You can find multiple sellers selling appealing and unique stuff which you can purchase. Ponchus, wooden handicrafts and Tibetan showpiece are some of the unique stuff you can purchase in Dharamshala market.

Tip: Try bargaining, the shopkeepers will usually quote higher and reduce the prices if you try to bargain.

Type of Vacation


Romance


Group & Friends


Family

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Located in the lap of Himalayas is the quaint city of Dharamshala, rightly known as the Scotland of India. This place possesses a unique charisma owing to the mighty snow laden peaks, deep gorges, lush green valley, flower-filled meadows and rippling streams of water.

The place also holds strong cultural and traditional beliefs and thus, a different side of the city is evident from the stories which will leave you awestruck.

People of Dharamshala are highly inspired from Tibetan culture and beliefs. Therefore, you might see a huge influence here of the same. Visit multiple monasteries and get in touch with the Tibetan refugees who will surely offer you a warm welcome to the beautiful city of Dharamshala.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Delhi To Palampur By Road: 480 km/09 hours
Palampur

Post departure from Delhi and a journey of around 9 hours, we would reach our destinations to experience the splendor lush green tea garden of Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. Meadows and pastures can also be seen clinging to the steep slopes.

The terrains of hill blooms prove to be the most captivating scenic beauty making the journey a beautiful experience. On arrival we check in at the hotel and relax. After relieving the journey tiredness, we proceed for local sightseeing in the beautiful city of Dharamshala and finally return for overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

2

Palampur To Dharamshala By Road: 38km /01 hours
Dharamshala

In the morning after having breakfast, we shall leave for exploring the Scotland of India, i.e., Dharamshala. The place is laden with serene bounties of nature. After an amazing one-hour drive along the tree tunnels we arrive and check- in at the Palampur hotel.

Post relaxation we'll be spending the evening making memories, exploring and capturing the Tibetan handicraft market of the Mcleod Ganj area. Strolling around the market, you'll find yourself indulging in the Tibetan culture. Post exploration, overnight stay at the hotel will revive your energy for the next day.


Day

3

Dharamshala
Dharamshala

Post breakfast we leave for exploring the beautiful city of Dharmshala. The exquisite market and picturesque areas complete with the panoramic beauty will leave some unforgettable imprints in your heart.

Evening shall be free at leisure to appreciate the surroundings.


Day

4

Dharamshala To Dalhousie By Road: 110 km/03 hours
Dalhousie

Post breakfast we move ahead to the exotic hill station Dalhousie. After a journey of about 3 hours we arrive and check-in at the Dalhousie hotel. You will love spending the evening in Dalhousie, exploring various tourists attractions such as Jhandrighat palace, Subhash Bowli, Bara pathar, Panjpulla, Subhash Chowk, Sahara and old churches.

After completing the Dalhousie sightseeing, we return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day

5

Dalhousie To Khajjiar By Road: 21 km/01 hour away
Dalhousie

After having breakfast, we can leave for the unparalleled experience of the khajjar valley rightly called the mini Switzerland of India. The hill station is filled with deodar forest and meadows which will make you fall in love with their scenic beauty.

During journey you'll love the views of the valley, Kalatop khajjar and densely covered canopy of lush green deodar forest. The place will rejoice you and may even become your favorite spot for trekking and picnics. A nine-hole golf course can also be visited.

In the evening retreat towards the hotel for the overnight stay.


Day

6

Dalhousie To Amritsar By Road: 200 km/04 hours
Amritsar

After a sumptuous breakfast, we depart from Dalhousie - bidding goodbye to the hilly terrains and head to the holy city of Amritsar. On arrival check- in the hotel and relax.

Later on in the afternoon, we proceed to visit the magnificent Golden temple which serves as the greatest of all tourist attraction in Amritsar and will leave you awestruck with it's very glance. After taking blessings from the Holy Lord, we will proceed to other touristic destinations like the Jallianwala bagh, if time permits.

In the evening we may proceed for Wagah border which is the grand trunk road border between India and Pakistan. The site and aura of this border will enthrall you with a feeling of patriotism and surely leave a mark in your memory. Post Amritsar travel, we retreat to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day

7

Departure From AmritsarTo Delhi By Road: 450 km/07 hours
Delhi (New Delhi)

With a memorable journey after covering some of the most beautiful destinations of the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, we finally proceed for our journey back to home.


Hotels

Palampur - 1 Night

Hotel Tea Bud

3 Star

RS Sarovar Portico

4 Star

Norwood Green

5 Star
Dharamshala - 2 Nights

Hotel the Quartz Dharamshala

3 Star

Fortune Park Moksha

4 Star

Hotel The Pavilion

5 Star
Dalhousie - 2 Nights

The Manimahesh (HPTDC)

3 Star

Hotel BrijVilla

4 Star

Mongas Hotel & Resort

5 Star
Amritsar - 1 Night

Hotel Abode

3 Star

Ramada Amritsar

4 Star

Taj Swarna

5 Star

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 06nights/07days
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Car Ex Delhi
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra

Know before you go

What are the most famous destinations that must not be missed in Dharamshala?   

Various captivating avenues can be explored in Dharamshala such as:
● Kareri dal lake
● Namgyal monastery
● Tsuglagkhang complex
● Dharamshala cricket stadium
● Mcleod Ganj trek

Does Khajjiar have snow?   

Occasionally during the last winter period of January and February, Khajjiar valley may receive snowfall.

Which are the restaurants serving the best food in Dharamshala?   

You must visit Lung Ta Japanese restaurant, Khana Nirvana, Tibet kitchen and Nick's Italian kitchen to experience a delight for your taste buds.

What unique things can I think of purchasing from the Dharamshala market?   

The Street market of Dharamshala is mostly crowded with the tourists. You can find multiple sellers selling appealing and unique stuff which you can purchase. Ponchus, wooden handicrafts and Tibetan showpiece are some of the unique stuff you can purchase in Dharamshala market.

Tip: Try bargaining, the shopkeepers will usually quote higher and reduce the prices if you try to bargain.

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