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Golden Temples & Himalayan Escapes: Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala


5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Explore the enchanting blend of spiritual tranquility and Himalayan serenity on the Golden Temples & Himalayan Escapes tour. Begin in Amritsar with the revered Golden Temple, symbolizing Sikh devotion amidst its gleaming architecture and serene waters. Delve into history at Jallianwala Bagh and the Partition Museum, commemorating poignant chapters of India’s past. Journey to Dalhousie, where Subhash Baoli’s natural springs and St. John’s Church’s Gothic charm offer peaceful retreats. Discover the scenic allure of Panchpula and Satdhara Falls before venturing to Dharamsala, home to Tibetan Buddhist heritage at the Dalai Lama Temple Complex and artistic splendor at Norbulingka Institute. Experience Chamera Lake’s picturesque vistas and the rich cultural tapestry at Bhuri Singh Museum, culminating in a journey that blends cultural exploration with breathtaking mountain landscapes


  • 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 %


Day 1: Arrive Amritsar

Arrive in Amritsar and settle into your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for your exploration of Punjab's cultural heart. In the late afternoon, experience the electrifying atmosphere at the Bagah Border, where India and Pakistan perform the Wagah Border Ceremony. This spectacle of military showmanship and patriotism marks the closing of the border gates with elaborate drills and flag-lowering ceremonies.

Day 2: Amritsar - Dalhousie (200kms)

After a hearty breakfast, begin your day at the Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib. Marvel at its stunning architecture bathed in gold leaf, and witness the serene devotion of pilgrims amidst the soothing waters of the Amrit Sarovar. Visit Jallianwala Bagh, a poignant memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the 1919 massacre. See the bullet marks on the walls and the Martyrs' Well, which witnessed tragic events during India's struggle for independence. Explore the Partition Museum, housed in Amritsar's historic Town Hall, offering insights into the tumultuous period of India's Partition in 1947 through personal stories, artifacts, and photographs. Evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll at Gobindgarh Fort, an imposing structure that once safeguarded the city. Attend the evening light and sound show that narrates the rich history of Punjab, from its royal past to its role in India's freedom struggle.

Day 3: Dalhousie

Start your day amidst the natural beauty of Subhash Baoli, a tranquil spring named after Subhash Chandra Bose, where he meditated during his exile. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush greenery. Explore St. John's Church, a Victorian-era architectural gem known for its stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes and its peaceful ambiance. Visit Panchpula, a scenic spot where several streams converge to form refreshing waterfalls, ideal for a rejuvenating walk and a picnic amidst nature's splendor. In the evening, visit Satdhara Falls, renowned for its seven cascading springs believed to possess therapeutic properties, offering a serene setting to unwind and absorb the natural beauty.

Day 4: Dalhousie - Dharamsala (120kms)

Depart Dalhousie for Dharamsala, with a stop at Khajjiar, often referred to as the Mini Switzerland of India. Admire its lush meadows surrounded by dense pine and cedar forests, offering a perfect spot for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. En route, visit Chamera Lake, a serene reservoir offering breathtaking views of the Chamba Valley and opportunities for boating amidst tranquil surroundings. Explore the Bhuri Singh Museum in Chamba, housing a remarkable collection of Kangra miniature paintings, ancient artifacts, and sculptures that provide insights into Himachal Pradesh's rich cultural heritage. Arrive in Dharamsala and visit the Dalai Lama Temple Complex in McLeod Ganj, home to the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the Namgyal Monastery and the Kalachakra Temple, witnessing Tibetan monks engaged in prayer and meditation.

Day 5: Dharamsala

Begin your day at the Norbulingka Institute, dedicated to preserving Tibetan art, culture, and traditions. Explore workshops where artisans practice Thangka painting, wood carving, and metal crafts, offering a glimpse into Tibetan craftsmanship. Depending on weather conditions, embark on a trek to Triund, a popular hiking trail that rewards adventurers with breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range and the Kangra Valley below. Visit the Namgyal Monastery, the personal monastery of the Dalai Lama, where you can participate in meditation sessions and gain insights into Tibetan Buddhist practices. In the evening, visit Dharamsala Cricket Stadium, one of the highest cricket grounds globally, nestled amidst picturesque mountains, offering a unique sporting experience in a serene setting.

Day 6: Dharamsala Airport or Amritsar airport (210km)

After breakfast, transfer to Dharamshala airport or drive back to Amritsar. Depending on your departure arrangements, either head to the airport for your onward journey or return to your hotel in Amritsar, concluding your enriching tour of Punjab's cultural heritage and the serene beauty of Himachal Pradesh's hill stations.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 Night's accommodation in selected price category hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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 tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Amritsar x 1 night: Golden Sarovar Portico/ The Fern Residency
Dalhousie x 2 nights: Fortune Park Dalhousie/ Aamod at Dalhousie
Dharamsala x 2 nights: Nibaana/ The Divine Hima

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