This is a recommended summer itinerary for guests looking to opt for an itinerary around a Vaishnodevi temple visit. It includes major hill stations (Dalhousie, Dharamsala / Palampur) and Amritsar (Golden Temple).
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Arrive At Amritsar. Visit Golden Temple, Jalianwalabagh And Wagah Border
Arrive at Amritsar. Visit Golden Temple, the most revered pilgrim center for Sikhs, one of the five Takhts and a renowed tourist attraction. Also visit Jalianwala Bagh and evening beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border (36 kms).
Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, Punjab, India, and Lahore, Punjab, ...
National Highway 1, Hardo Rattan, Punjab 143108
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Day 02 : Dalhousie To Dharamshala
Visit Norbulingka Institute. Proceed to Dharamsala (3500+ ft asl, 190 kms - 5 hrs). Visit Norbulingka Institute, a must visit for any visitor to Dharamsala for a Tibetan cultural heritage experience and St Johns Church. Time permitting, visit war memorial at Dharamsala, that commemorates martyrs of the area.
Norbulingka Institute promotes the traditional arts and literary studies of Tibet. It was founded in 1988 as part of the the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central...
Norbulingka Institute PO Sidhpur (Nr Dharamsala) Distt Kangra HP 17605...
Phone: 91 1892 246405
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Travel from Amritsar to Dharamshala
Day 03 : Mcleodgunj Visit And Options Visits Around Dharamsala
Morning visit to Mcleodgunj (6500+ ft asl, 10 kms), visit Dalai Lama Monastery and Bhagshunath Temple (3 kms from Mcleodgunj). Visit local street market for tibetan artefacts. Naddi Area near Cantonment (8 kms from Mcleodgunj) has one of the best Himalayan views of the area. In the evening time permitting, Pilgrimage oriented travellers may head for Chinmaya Tapovan, an ashram complex established by the late Swami Chinmayananda (10 kms from Dharamsala). Guests who can do a bit of walking can head for Kunal Pathri Temple, a 3 km walk from Dharamsala is a rock temple dedicated to Goddess Kapaleshwari. Guests also have an option to head for Naam Art Gallery, a renowned art gallery.
Kunal Pathri is a little rock temple dedicated to goddess Durga in Dharamshala.The temple displays exquisite carvings of gods and goddesses. It is said that there is a stone ...
Narghota Village, Dharamsala, India
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Day 04 : Dharamsala To Dalhousie.
Visits around Dalhousie Arrive at Pathankot and proceed to Dalhousie (7000+ ft asl - 120 kms - 3.5 hours). Time permitting visit local markets and local places to visit such as Churches in Dalhousie, Panchpula / Sat Dhara (confluence of 7 streams said to have medicinal effect).
Travel from Dharamshala to Dalhousie
Day 05 : Khajjiar, Chamba, Chamera Lake Excursion
Full Day excursion to Khajjiar Meadows (22 kms), Chamba (riverside pilgrim centre at 44 kms from Dalhousie can be visited with Khajjiar) and Chamera Lake (large lake with watersports centre). Enroute visit Barkota hills. Back by late evening.
Chamera lake is an artificial lake came into existence as a consequence of chamera hydroelectric project. The dam site is 36 Kms from Dalhousie and located at a height of ...
chamera lake dalhousie
Day 06 : Kalatop Excursion
Explore Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary (The sanctuary is home to a variety of species including black bears and barking deer, abundant variety of bird life), Dainkund peak etc. Kalatope is an 8 km moderately uphill walk through pine forests. The hilltop offers excellent views of the area around and snow peaks. Paragliding is offered here in Summer. Guests looking to relax and not do walking may just enjoy snow peak views of Dalhousie and relax.
Situated at an altitude of 2755 meter and 10 km from Dalhousie, Dainkund is the highest mountain in Dalhousie providing perfect scenery of the whole valley. Trekking is the ...
Chamba District, Dalhousie 176304, India
Day 07 : Dalhousie To Katra
Proceed to Katra (230 kms - 6.5 hrs). Enroute visit Raghunath Temple at Jammu, time permitting.
Travel from Dalhousie to Katra
Day 08 : Vaishnodevi Darshan
Early morning start for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to begin the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommended for best weather and least uncertainty. Return by late evening.