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Amritsar to Dalhousie: Golden Temples & Himalayan Escapes

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Duration

3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey from Amritsar to Dalhousie, where the spiritual allure of the Golden Temple blends seamlessly with the serene beauty of the Himalayan foothills. Discover Amritsar’s cultural treasures, from the shimmering Golden Temple to the historic Govindgarh Fort. Journey through picturesque landscapes to Dalhousie, where colonial-era architecture and panoramic mountain views await. Explore Subhash Baoli’s tranquil spring and St. John’s Church’s Victorian elegance. Conclude with reflections on history at Jallianwala Bagh and the Partition Museum in Amritsar, departing with lasting impressions of cultural richness and mountain tranquility.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Amritsar

Upon arrival in Amritsar, settle into your hotel and immerse yourself in the bustling yet spiritual atmosphere of the city known for its rich cultural heritage. In the late afternoon, embark on an excursion to the Wagah Border to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony, a ceremonial closing of the border gates between India and Pakistan, featuring elaborate military drills and patriotic fervor.

Day 2: Amritsar - Dalhousie (200kms)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before beginning your day with a visit to the Golden Temple. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of this revered Sikh gurdwara, its shimmering golden facade reflected in the serene waters of the Amrit Sarovar (holy pool). Explore the Durgiana Temple, often referred to as the "Silver Temple" for its striking resemblance to the Golden Temple and dedicated to Goddess Durga. Admire its intricate marble work and serene ambiance. Visit the historic Govindgarh Fort, a symbol of Amritsar's military past offering panoramic views of the cityscape from its ramparts. Learn about its role in local history and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Later, embark on a picturesque drive to Dalhousie, a charming hill station nestled amidst the verdant Dhauladhar range. Journey through winding mountain roads, passing quaint villages and terraced fields, with vistas of snow-capped peaks in the distance. Upon arrival in Dalhousie, check-in at your hotel and savor the crisp mountain air and panoramic views that surround you. Take a leisurely stroll through the town's colonial-era architecture and soak in the serene beauty of this Himalayan retreat.

Day 3: Dalhousie

Start your day with a visit to Subhash Baoli, a natural spring named after Subhash Chandra Bose, where he is said to have meditated. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and breathtaking views of the Himalayan snow peaks. Explore St. John's Church, a Victorian-era marvel known for its neo-gothic architecture and stunning stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. Experience a moment of peace and reflection in this historic place of worship. Spend the afternoon leisurely exploring Dalhousie's Mall Road, a bustling promenade lined with shops offering Himachali handicrafts, Tibetan artifacts, and aromatic teas. Indulge in local snacks like hot samosas or enjoy a cup of chai while admiring the mountain vistas.

Day 4: Dalhousie - Amritsar (200kms)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Dalhousie and journey back to Amritsar, retracing your scenic route through the picturesque countryside. Upon arrival in Amritsar, visit Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial garden that commemorates the tragic massacre of civilians by British troops in 1919. Walk through the memorial, observing the bullet marks on the walls and reflecting on the poignant history. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Partition Museum, housed in Amritsar's historic Town Hall. Explore the exhibits and personal stories documenting the Partition of India in 1947, offering insights into this pivotal moment in history. Depart from Amritsar with cherished memories of your enriching journey through Punjab's cultural heritage, the spiritual aura of Amritsar, and the serene beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

Included/Excluded

  • 3 Night's accommodation in selected price category hotels.
  • Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight fare.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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