Evergreen Himachal

Places to Visit: DALHOUSIE - PALAMPUR - CHAMBA - KHAJJIAR - DHARAMSHALA

Duration:6 Nights / 7 Days

The earliest known inhabitants of the region were tribals called Dasas. Later, Aryans came and they assimilated in the tribes. In the later centuries, the hill chieftains accepted suzerainty of the Mauryan empire, the Kaushans, the Guptas and Kanuaj rulers. During the Mughal period, the Rajas of the hill states made some mutually agreed arrangements which governed their relations. In the 19th century, Ranjit Singh annexed/subjugated many of the states. When the British came, they defeated Gorkhas and entered into treaties with some Rajas and annexed the kingdoms of others. The situation more or less remained unchanged till 1947. After Independence, 30 princely states of the area were united and Himachal Pradesh was formed on 15th April, 1948. With the recognition of Punjab on 1st November, 1966, certain areas belonging to it were also included in Himachal Pradesh. On 25th January, 1971, Himachal Pradesh was made a full-fledged State.
The State is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttar Pradesh on South-East and China on the East.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi - Jammu Flight Jammu - Dalhousie

Board flight for Jammu. On arrival to Jammu Airport, drive to Dalhousie. It is about 06 hours drive from Jammu to Dalhousie. Check into hotel upon arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Over night stay at Dalhousie.

Day 02: Dalhousie

Go for full day sight seeing of Dalhousie. Over night stay at Dalhousie.

Day 03: Dalhousie to Chamba via Khajjiar and back to Dalhousie

After breakfast drive to Chamba via Khajjiar. Khajjiar is a beautiful place surrounded by cedar trees. It is another 2 hour drive to Chamba. Visit Eighth Century Laxmi Narayan Temple, Bhuri Singh Art Museum. Drive back to hotel at Dalhousie for night stay. Over night stay at Dalhousie.

Day 04: Dalhousie - Palampur - Dharamshala (8 hrs.)

It is about 5 hours drive from Dalhousie to Palampur. Palampur is famous for its Tea Gardens. Visit the tea factory at Palampur to sea the manufacturing process, Shobha Singh Art Gallery at Andretta. Drive to Dharamshala and check into hotel. Over night stay at Dharamshala.

Day 05: Dharamshala

Visit the major sightseeing places of Dharamshala including Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsu Nag Temple & Waterfall, St. John's Church and Norbulingka Institute. Dharamshala is divided into Upper and lower towns and the altitude vary from 1230m to 2000m. It is also the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who now lives in Mcleodganj (1768m) in upper Dharamshala. It is also called the "Little Lhasa" in India. Over night stay at Dharamshala.

Day 06: Dharamshala

A full day excursion to Kangra Valley visiting Masroor Rock-Cut Temples, Brajeshwari Devi Temple and the town of Kangra. Back to hotel. Over night stay at Dharamshala.

Day 07: Dharamshala - Jammu Jammu - Delhi Flight

It is about 6 hours drive to reach Jammu Airport from Dharamshala. Board flight for Delhi. Here our service ends.