Exotic Land of Hills

Pathankot - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dalhousie

Overview

Himachal Pradesh means the ‘Abode of Snow’. The scenic state in India is dotted with many hill stations with immense beauty and charm. Book the Exotic Land of Hills tour and explore the amazing destinations of Himachal. This meticulously designed 6 days and 5 nights Dalhousie Khajjiar Chamba Dharamshala itinerary helps you make your vacations memorable. Soak-in the tranquility prevailing at these hill stations. Partake in fun activities, savor the local dishes and bask in the amazing weather.

Trip Highlights
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Dharamshala
  • Exploration tour of Dalhousie
  • Worship at the Chamunda Devi Temple
  • Admire the panoramic views from the Central Park
  • Soak-in the beauty of Khajjiar Lake
  • Enjoy the adventurous activities like zorbing
Tour Map route map
Itinerary Details

Upon reaching the Pathankot Railway Station, meet our tour representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to Dharamshala. Once you reach the hotel, complete the check-in formalities. Dharamshala is a hill town that beguiles visitors with utter tranquility and immaculate beauty.

You can spend the rest of the day exploring this wonderful location on your own. It is an amazing experience to wander in the streets of the dwelling place of the 14th Dalai Lama. You can stroll around the market with the picturesque view of Dhauladhar range in the backdrop and being a Tibetan hub this is the best place to explore the Buddhist culture. You can also visit the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium situated in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains at an altitude of 1,457 meters above the sea level that makes it the one of the highest cricket stadiums in the world. The serene environment infused with magnificent architectural beauty makes it a famous tourist attraction.

After exploring the city return to the hotel in the evening and have a delicious dinner. An overnight stay is planned in the hotel in Dharamshala.

Day 2 of the Exotic Land of Hills tour is scheduled for half-day sightseeing in Dharamshala. The first attraction of the half-day trip is Dal Lake of Dharamshala. Bounded by the rugged mountains, the Dal Lake is a calm and quaint lake. Soak-in the beauty of the surroundings. Also, pay homage at the Shiva temple, located on the banks of the lake.

Another stopover is St. John's Church. The Church is nestled amidst the scenic valley of McLeod Ganj, a popular destination amongst trekkers. Attractive glass windows enhance the architectural splendor of the holy place. The Anglican Church is dedicated to John the Baptist.

Next in the line is Tibetan Monastery which is also popularly called as 'Dalai Lama Temple'. The scenic monastery is a famous tourist destination in Dharamshala to witness the worshipping rituals of the Buddhists.

From there, you will be taken to the Bhagsunag Temple. The scared place is an important pilgrimage for the Hindus. Lush greenery surrounds this ancient temple. Take a dip in the two pools nearby the temple which are known to have healing powers.

The rest of the day can be spent enjoying leisurely activities. You can explore the Kotwali Bazaar which is a famous roadside market of Dharamshala from where you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Handcrafted items, traditional Tibetan hats, Chubas (sheepskin coat), prayer wheels, prayer flags, jewelry, and art paintings are famous products that you can buy as gift items.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Dharamshala.

The day starts with the guided transfer to Dalhousie by road. Dalhousie is a traveler's paradise and a scenic town nestled in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. The place is blessed with the imposing misty mountains, fast-flowing rivers, flowers festooned valleys and much more. Soak-in the old world charm and natural beauty.

Treat your eyes to the world's most awe-inspiring views en route. Breathe pure air. Delight in the soothing greenery all around. Complete the check-in formalities after reaching the hotel. The rest of the day is for your leisure. Partake in activities of your interests. Visit nearby locations on your own. Try to converse with the natives. You can explore the Mall Road where you can indulge in gastronomic pleasures at the local food joints. Go for a long walk on the curvy roads of the hill station from where you can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas.

Have a delightful dinner at the resort. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dalhousie.

Savor a hearty breakfast in the hotel. Thereafter, get ready for a half-day sightseeing tour in Dalhousie. The beautiful high-altitude town is dotted with a plethora of tourist attractions and has so much to offer. The first stopover is at Satdhara Falls, a waterfall that is formed by the confluence of the seven sparkling springs. Perched on a height, the Satdhara Falls is said to have medicinal properties. The enthralling waterfall is bounded by snow-clad peaks and green deodar and pine trees.

Post this, proceed towards the Chamunda Devi Temple, a holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali. The 750 years old temple is nestled on the bank of the Baner River and attracts numerous devotees. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Lahl and Pathiar forests from here.

Then, you will be taken to the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. A wide variety of species of animals like leopard, bear, langur, and jackal dwell here. Apart from them, numerous species of birds like Black Headed Jay, Eurasian Jay and the Black Bird can also be spotted here.

The evening is reserved to be spent leisurely. Savor local food. Go shopping if you want to. Buy souvenirs and things of your interests. The Tibetan Market at Gandhi Chowk is the best place for shopping in Dalhousie from where you can buy handicrafts, Buddhist Paintings, bags, and a variety of copper and silver 'diyas'.

Return to the hotel and have an appetizing food. An overnight stay in the hotel.

On day 5, you will be taken to explore the major attractions of the Dalhousie Khajjiar Chamba itinerary. The two popular destinations of Khajjiar and Chamba showcases the immense beauty, sheer tranquility, flower meadows, and lush landscapes. An excursion to these places is sure to leave you spellbound.

The first destination in the itinerary is the Central Park of Chamba offering majestic views of the entire town. The park is an excellent crowd-puller. Visit the Gandhi Gate which immortalizes Lord Curzon's journey to Chamba. A lovely temple of Lord Shiva is also located nearby.

Next attraction is the list the Rang Mahal, an exceptional monument portraying an excellent architectural splendor. A perfect blend of Mughal and British architecture, the magnificent palace was once a residence of women of royal families. A handicraft shop within the palace enables the visitors to buy some souvenirs from here. The palace looks amazing in the evening when it gets illuminated.

Post this, head towards the Khajjiar Lake. The spectacular lake provides superb opportunities for spending some serene moments away from the hustle-bustle of the crowd-infested cities. Khajjiar is also popularly known as 'Mini Switzerland of India'. Don't forget to admire the striking views of Mount Kailash from here. The Khajjiar is also famous for its adventure activities such as zorbing, paragliding, horse riding, and trekking. The adventure enthusiasts can enjoy these fun-filled sports here.

Now, get ready to visit Bhuri Singh Museum, named after the King Raja Bhuri who bestowed many antiques and his family paintings to the museum. Besides these, the museum houses a fine collection of miniature paintings from the Kangra, Chamba, and Basoli.

After an entertaining day, you will be transferred back to Dalhousie for an overnight stay in the hotel. Enjoy the sumptuous dinner in the resort.

The fantastic tour of Dharamshala Dalhousie Khajjiar Chamba ends today. Complete the check-out formalities and get comfortably transferred to the Pathankot Railway Station to board the train for your onward journey.

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