If nothing is coming to mind as to what to do this weekend, then this ‘Charming Dharamsala 2N/3D’ package will provide you with the answer. Situated in the quaint Kangra Valley, Dharamsala is a hub for culture enthusiasts and base for adventure lovers. Its spiritual charm and soothing environs add more feathers in its cap. On tour, you will visit St John in the Wilderness Church, where you can see Christian artwork and roam in the tranquil forest outside. You can also walk in the deodar woods around Dal Lake or enjoy boating. The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Museum will give you an insight into traditional Tibetan medicine. You also have a chance to explore Dharamsala on your own to partake in the local culture.
What is included in the tour
- Stay on twin sharing basis
- Meals as per hotel plan
- All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
- All toll taxes, parking fees and driver’s allowances
- All applicable hotel taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
- All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
- Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
- Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
- Medical and travel insurance
Day 1 - Welcome to Himachal (Chandigarh to Dharamsala)
Begin your sojourn to the wonderful Himachal Pradesh by gathering at the designated point in Chandigarh and driving to Dharamsala.
On reaching the hotel, relax and enjoy the evening at leisure. If you wish, you could wander around the town on your own to buy Buddhist handicrafts and taste local delicacies like momos and thukpa.
Thereafter, head back to the hotel to doze off.
Day 2 - Dharamsala Charms (Sightseeing in Dharamsala)
Located in the Kangra Valley, Dharamsala holds immense religious importance as it is where the Dalai Lama lives. As a result, the town has many Buddhist monasteries and temples, where you can see colorful thangkas and statues.
After waking up, head out on a sightseeing tour of this exciting town.
On the excursion, visit numerous museums, monasteries, and temples to learn about Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. Another place you see today is St John in the Wilderness Church. This neo-Gothic shrine stands in a deodar forest, which will give you immense peace.
Dal Lake, just 8 km from the town, is also on the list of the sites to be visited as part of the tour. Just sit or stroll in the cedar forest all around. Alternatively, you can also go for boating.
You will also explore the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Museum, where an herbarium with a collection of medicinal plants is of interest. Other things worth seeing here are paintings, related to medicine, and a collection of woods, salts, rocks and precious gems.
Thereafter, retreat to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Following an awesome day, head back to the hotel to doze off.
Day 3 - Bye Bye, Dalhousie (Dalhousie to Chandigarh)
After waking up, pack your bags and bid adieu to this wonderful destination; it is time to head back to Chandigarh.