Six days private tour will begin with airport/ railway station pick up in Amritsar. Witness the incredible beating retreat ceremony a daily ritual organized by Indian & Pakistan military at its border. Visit Golden Temple a sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs, museum and fort in Amritsar. Then head to Dalhousie once a popular hideaway resort for British and home to some colonial-era buildings. Then proceed to Dharamsala again a popular hill station with large Tibetan Refugees settlement. Tour will end with airport drop off either in Dharamsala or in Amritsar.
Arrive Amritsar On arrival at Amritsar airport/ railway station assistance and transfer to hotel.
Later excursion to visit Bagha border to attend Beating Retreat Ceremony. Every evening, just before the sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military camaraderie and showmanship. Officially, the purpose of the ceremony is to formally close the border for the night and lower the national flag. However, it is an entertainment ceremony and a display of national pride for the thousands of people who come here every day. During the build-up to the ceremony, the crowd engages in chanting the Indian national anthem, rounds of applause and Bollywood-style dancing on Hindi songs.Overnight at hotel.
Amritsar - Dalhousie (200kms/ 5hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel visit Golden Temple famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The central Sikh Museum is atop the Clock Tower. The ‘Guru Ka Langar’ offer free food to around 20,000 people every day. The number shoot up to 1,00,000 on special occasions. The Durgiana Temple though a Hindu temple, its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum famous for its rare and priceless collections, particularly Paintings, Weapons and Armours, Manuscripts & Coins. Gobindgarh Fort originally built by Gujjar Singh Bhangi, the local chieftain in the 18th century. Gobindgarh was conquered and enhanced in the early 19th century by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who renamed it after the 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh. The fort had five cannons which included the famous two ‘Zamzama' cannons. Rickshaw ride and walking tour of old market in Amritsar.
Later drive to Dalhousie check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DalhousieBreakfast at hotel. City tour of Dalhousie a high-altitude town spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. It's home to colonial-era buildings, including St. Francis and St. John’s churches, which date back to the rule of the British Raj in the 1800s. A trek up Dainkund Peak leads to Pholani Devi Temple. To the north, Subhash Baoli is a peaceful area with pine trees and panoramic views. Rest time free and easy to relax.Overnight at Hotel
Dalhousie - Dharamsala (120kms/ 4hrs approx)Breakfast at hotel. Leasurly drive to Dharamsala check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax and visit the McLeodganj market in Overnight at Hotel
Dharamsala Breakfast at hotel. Visit McLeodganj, which is home to most of the Tibetan exiles. At McLeodganj, the Tibetans have established many monasteries, schools and temples. McLeodganj has a distinctly different character, with its brightly painted buildings, Buddhist temples, prayer flags fluttering in the air and saffron monks and nuns hurrying along the streets. The main Buddhist temple or Tsuglagkhang (cathedral) is a five-minute walk from the main bazaar. Said to resemble the one in Lhasa, the temple is surrounded by red and gold prayer wheels that are set in motion by devotees to scatter prayers in the air.
Dal Lake lake surrounded by Deodar trees, with temple of Durgeshwara Mahadev by the lakeside. Bhagsunath Temple old temple of Bhagsunath with a fresh waterspring. Further, about 0.5 km is beautiful Bhagsunath waterfall which is enough to sooth one’s eyes and mind. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, built in 1860, worth a visit for its beautiful stained glass windows, the church was severely damaged in a major earthquake that rocked the region in 1905. Rebuilt subsequently, the church has old bells that had been cast in London and installed in 1915. Lord Elgin, one of the few Viceroys of India who died in office, lies buried here. Overnight at Hotel
Dharamsala Airport (20kms/ 1hrs) or Amritsar airport (210km/ 5hrs approx) - DepartureBreakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer either to Kangra airport or to Amritsar airport to board flight for onward destination.
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
Bottled drinking water in car
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
5 Nights accommodation in below offered hotels or similar (standard room).
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
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