Speak - While this is an all-season itinerary, this is popular in
Summer where objective is to beat summer heat. For Winters, guests
prefer to combine with Amritsar / Katra. To counter low temperatures
in Winter at Mcleodgunj, guests may opt to stay around plantations at
Palampur or Dharamsala which are significantly lower heights and
therefore enjoy warmer temperatures.
- Jammu / Amritsar / Pathankot / Gaggal Airports (Gets daily flights
from New Delhi). Amritsar / Jammu / Pathankot / Chakki Bank is the station for
Access. Alternatively the circuit can be accessed via Chandigarh as well.
Chakki Bank - Dalhousie - 80 kms
Dalhousie - 130 kms
Dharamsala - 140 kms
Mcleodgunj - 8 kms
Palampur - 65 kms
Dharamsala - Pathankot - 100 kms
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the
activities can be customised as per season and guest preferences)
Day 1 - Arrive in Pathankot / Chakki Bank
Station or Dharamsala Airport (Gaggal). Proceed to Dalhousie. Dalhousie
is a British-era hill station located at 6000 ft above sea level.
Relax for rest of the day.
Day 2- Full Day sightseeing to Khajjiar
(22 kms), Chamba(50 kms from Dalhousie same route as Khajjiar).
- Relax and visit few local sightseeing spots (Churches, Barkota Hills, Kalatop
view points etc.) and shops in the evening.
Day 4 - Proceed to
Dharamsala / Mcloedgunj (140-150 kms). Visit Dalai Lama Temple at Mcloedgunj, Bhagshu Nag Temple
at Bhagshu and in the evening visit local shops at Mcloedgunj
- Day Sightseeing to Visit Chamundadevi Temple and Palampur Tea Gardens (65 kms
one-way). Alternatively visit Naddi Area and do a short-trek, nature walk around
the area. Optionally guests can opt for walking around the area and engaging in
day treks or visiting other options like Norbulingka Institute or Pongdam
etc or simply relax or visit local tibetan market for shopping.
Day 6 - Proceed to Gaggal Airport (30 kms) or Pathankot (100
- All round the year
and Comments :
open areas and plantation resort feel guests may opt for a stay in
Palampur instead of Dharamsala.
night extension at Kangra Valley and you can visit heritage village of Pragpur,
Jwalamukhi Temple and Chitpurni Temple.
night extension at Amritsar (190 kms from Dalhousie and 200 kms from Dharamsala)
and you can visit the Sacred Sikh Shrine of Golden Temple and visit Wagah border