Amritsar lies in the north-western state of Punjab and is a very important place of worship for followers of the Sikh religion. The Harmandir Sahib, commonly referred to as the ‘Golden Temple’, is a very popular site in Amritsar and daily attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra. You will also have the chance to travel to the hill station of Dharamshala, the current home to the Dalai Lama, as well as the hill station of Palampur, surrounded by tea plantations and forests.
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AMRITSAR
Upon arrival in Amritsar you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening witness the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border, where India and Pakistan meet. (L)
DAY 2: AMRITSAR
Enjoy a tour of Amritsar. Visit the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and the temple of Durgian Mandir. (B,L)
DAY 3: AMRITSAR TO DHARAMSHALA
Drive to Dharamshala. Visit the Dalai Lama temple complex in McLeod Ganj (also known as Upper Dharamshala), where you can participate in meditation or stoll the complex. (B,L)
DAY 4: DHARAMSHALA – PALAMPUR
Tour the hill station of Palampur, visiting tea gardens and the villages of Bir and Billing. On your way back to Dharamshala you will visit the Baijnath Temple. (B,L)
DAY 5: DEPART DHARAMSHALA
After check-out you will be transferred to Dharamshala airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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