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Dalhousie Dharamshala Holiday from Chandigarh (With Flights) | 5 Days 4 Nights

A Monastery in Dharmshala

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The thing about the hill stations of North India is that they not only provide relief from the scorching summers, but also offer people a chance to learn about the centuries-old cultures prevailing here. Dalhousie and Dharamshala are two of the best places for such an experience, and it is where this Himachal package will take you. During your vacation, spend time in the scenic realms of Dal Lake and Bhagsunag Falls. You would get an opportunity to learn about the Buddhist culture at Tibetan market and Norbulingka Institute, and the Christian heritage of Himachal at St Francis Church. See amazing paintings at the Kangra Art Museum, learn about the sacrifice of Indian soldiers at the War Memorial, and interact with locals in Naddi village. Don’t forget to stock up on souvenirs at the Mall Road and McLeodganj market.
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  • Excursion to Khajjiar
  • Visit to St John in the Wilderness Church
  • Tour of Dalai Lama Temple
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Himalayan Beauty -Shimla Manali & Dalhousie from Chandigarh | 9 Days 8 Nights

Chandigarh

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Salubrious weather, undisturbed wilderness and scenery are undeniably a treat for the senses, and with MakeMyTrip?s Himachal travel packages you can experience all this at once. The fun will begin even before you reach Shimla as the drive to the city from Delhi will be an experience in itself. Outing to the picturesque ski resort of Kufri will double the excitement. If you wish, you can also trek or take a pony to Mashu Peak. Back in Shimla, you can shop at Mall Road, explore colonial buildings and pay homage at Jakhu Temple. You spend the next two days in the scenic town of Manali, known for old temples, excellent viewpoints and adventure sports.
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  • Chance to see wolves and brown bears at Kufri Zoo
  • Outing to the Solang Valley with option for adventure sports
  • Excursion to Rohtang Snow Point
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Dalhousie Dharamshala holiday from Dharamshala(with Flights) | 5 Days 4 Nights

A Monastery in Dharmshala

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The presence of snow-clad mountains, lush meadows, dense forests, shimmering waterbodies, hill towns, cultural hubs and centuries-old shrines makes Himachal a perfect holiday destination. You can see many of these with this vacation package by MakeMyTrip, taking you to Dalhousie and Dharamshala. See the grandeur of colonial architecture at St John in the Wilderness Church and St Francis Church, and learn about the peaceful Buddhist faith at Norbulingka Institute. Just one sight of Dal Lake, Panchpula and Bhagsunag Falls will fill you with admiration for mother nature. With this Himachal package, you will also get a peek into the local culture at Kangra Art Museum and Naddi, and learn about the Indian Army?s might at the War Memorial.
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  • Tour of Dalai Lama Temple
  • Retail therapy in McLeodganj
  • Excursion to Khajjiar
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Lovely vacation in Himachal (with Flights) | 8 Days 7 Nights

The Beas River

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Himachal, the abode of towering peaks, river valleys, lush forests and Buddhist shrines, beckons adventurers, nature lovers and spiritual travellers alike. Spend an invigorating week in its cool climes with this all-inclusive Himachal package. Dalhousie, at an elevation of about 2000 metres, is where the tour will take you first. Here, you will get to collect local artefacts at Mall Road and Tibetan Market. A treat for the senses, an excursion to the lush meadows of Khajjiar is what follows. Your time in Dharamshala will take you to Bhagsunag, Dal Lake, Naddi, St. John's Church and Chamunda Temple. After this, driving past Beas-Sutlej Link project and Pandoh Dam, you will reach Manali. While one half-day sightseeing tour will take you to Hadimba Devi Temple and Tibetan monasteries, another outing to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley will let you capture magnificent vistas.
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  • Visit to Dalai Lama Temple complex
  • Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala
  • Vashisht hot springs
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Dharamshala Dalhousie holiday from Dharamshala(with Flights) | 5 Days 4 Nights

The mesmerising view

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Be it a honeymoon, family vacation or outing with pals that you are planning, this Himachal tour package by MakeMyTrip is perfect for you. Your trip will begin with a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala, wherein you will visit cultural centres like Norbulingka Institute and Kangra Art Museum. Other attractions you see in the Dalai Lama?s home are the War Memorial and the scenic Bhagsunag Falls. The sojourn will then take you to Dalhousie, which will delight you with colonial-era buildings, such as St Francis Church and St John?s Church. You would also go on an excursion to Panchpula and Subhash Baoli, two incredibly picturesque places where you can unwind and forget about the hassles of life.
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  • Tour of Dalai Lama Temple
  • Visit to St John in the Wilderness Church
  • Return flights
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Best of Vacation in Himachal from Chandigarh | 9 Days 8 Nights

The Beas River

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An apt destination to seek peace, indulge in adventure activities or simply enjoy the refreshing Himalayan air, Himachal is loved by one and all. The state is dotted with pristine hill stations, where one can spend a memorable vacation. This 9-day Himachal holiday package takes you to three of its popular resort towns: Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Manali, with a one-night stay in Chandigarh. Enjoy exploring Mall Road and Tibetan Market in Dalhousie, sightseeing at Bhagsunag, Dal Lake and St John's Church in Dharamshala, and an exciting drive to Manali past Beas-Sutlej Link project and Pandoh Dam with this tour. Other renowned hotspots that you will get to see on this journey are McLeodganj, Naddi and Chamunda Temple. Feel there is something missing? Customise the itinerary to add activities as per your choice.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Excursion to Khajjiar
  • Visit to Norbulingka Institute
  • Dalai Lama Temple complex in Dharamshala
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Dharamshala & Dalhousie holiday from Delhi (Online Only) | 5 Days 4 Nights

The mountain ranges

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Everyone needs a break to relax, cool off and divert their mind from the monotony of life. Himachal Pradesh provides you with the perfect getaway with its pleasant weather, natural vistas and mystical culture. Your vacation to this hill paradise would take you to Dharamshala and Dalhousie, two of the most popular holiday destinations here. Relax amidst untouched nature at Bhagsunag Falls, and experience Himachal’s colonial charm at St John in the Wilderness Church. This Himachal tour package also includes a visit to cultural centres like Norbulingka Institute and Kangra Art Museum, as well as the intriguing War Memorial. Shop to your heart’s content and gorge on local dishes at Dharamshala market and McLeodganj. During your leisure time, you can also explore Panchpula, Subhash Baoli and St Francis Church.
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  • Excursion to Khajjiar
  • Visit to Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
  • Tour of Dalai Lama Temple
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Dalhousie Lake

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A long weekend coming up and you are yet to decide on how to make it exciting? How about going on a trip to Dalhousie! In the heart of Himachal, the scenic hill station not only delights with its natural splendours, but also intrigues with its rich colonial past. This Dalhousie package by MakeMyTrip is the perfect way to explore the two sides of the hill town. While a visit to St John’s Church and St Francis Church will be a step back in the British era, Panchpula will be an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family amidst overwhelming nature. A visit to Subhash Baoli is something more you can look forward to on this amazing sojourn.
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  • Return flights
  • Sightseeing in Dalhousie
  • Excursion to Khajjiar ? the Mini Switzerland of India
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Lovely Dharamshala & Dalhousie from Chandigarh (Online) | 5 Days 4 Nights

The mountain ranges

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Himachal Pradesh is known for its contrasts, especially in the sphere of culture. On one hand is Dharamshala, the Buddhist centre of India, whereas on the other is Dalhousie, which depicts the Christian influence in the region. With this Himachal travel package by MakeMyTrip, you will explore these destinations and see the different sides of Himachal. A visit to Norbulingka Institute will acquaint you with the Tibetan traditions and St John in the Wilderness Church will take you back to the days of the Raj. Learn about the native culture at the Kangra Art Museum and history at War Memorial. The package has enough leisure time for an exploring other popular attractions like Subhash Baoli, Panchpula, St Francis Church, St John?s Church and more.
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  • Visit to Dalai Lama Temple
  • Excursion to Bhagsunag Falls
  • Tour of Khajjiar
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Dalhousie Lake

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If you wish to go on a short getaway and breathe in the refreshing air of the Himalayas, then this Dalhousie package would suit you the best. Perched at an altitude of around 2000 metres, the hill station is famed for its tranquil environs and breathtaking sceneries. Besides capturing scenic views, you can also explore the several points of interest to make your sojourn memorable. Subhash Baoli and Panchpula can be visited to relax in serenity or enjoy a picnic. St John?s Church and St Francis Church can be explored for a glimpse into the colonial past of the state. For the quintessential mountain experience, you can go trekking in the area. This itinerary gives you time to explore these hotspots on your own.
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  • Excursion to the Mini Switzerland of India ? Khajjiar
  • Return flights
  • Customisation option
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Things to Do in Dalhousie

  • Rang Mahal

    Established by Raja Umed Singh in 18th century, Rang Mahal was created to serve the residence of royal women. It is a perfect amalgam of British and Mughal architecture. The walls of the palace are adorned with Punjab hill style paintings narrating the stories from Lord Krishna’s life. Apart from the museum that houses many wall paintings, the palace also houses a handicraft shop which sells handmade handkerchief, woollen shawls and ethnic slippers.

  • Kalatop wild life reserve

    Approximately 9 kilometres from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie, you can hire a taxi to explore the sanctuary which is spread over an area of 1962 hectares. Situated in the Chamba district, this can be a good day trip from Dalhousie and it will take 4 hours to visit this forest reserve. Surrounded by blue pine, fir and deodar trees; you can go on a jeep safari here. Don’t forget to get a valid permit from the DFO of Chamba which is mandatory to enter any vehicle into the sanctuary. Home to Leopard, Bear, Deer, Squirrel, Barking Goral, Serow, Langur, Jackal and Himalayan Black Marten; this can be a completely different experience in a hill-station and it is slowly turning out to be a popular tourist attraction in Dalhousie.

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How to Reach Dalhousie

By Air

While Dalhousie does not have its own airport, cities close to this hill-station do have one. The closest domestic airport is in Pathankot which is just 75 kilometres away from Dalhousie but is connected to New Delhi only. The second nearest airport is Gaggal airport which is in the Kangra district and is approximately 140 kilometres away from the town. The airport is well-connected to both domestic and international cities. You can hire a bus from Kangra to Dalhousie, which will charge a nominal fee of INR 150 only or take a private cab/taxi transfer.


By Bus

Though the drive might be a long one but the roads leading to Dalhousie or in and around nearby towns like Pathankot and Chamba are in good condition. Many deluxe, semi-sleeper, luxury and Volvo buses run from ISBT New Delhi covering a distance of approximately 590 kilometres. Most of the buses stop by the roadside dhabas and eateries. A lot of private companies, Himachal Road Transport Corporation and Haryana Road Transport Corporation run buses to Dalhousie.


By Train

The most cost-effective and convenient way to reach Dalhousie is by train. Pathankot’s Chakki Bank railhead is the nearest railway station from Dalhousie (approximately71 kilometres). Many superfast, deluxe and express trains are well linked with most of the Indian cities including Jammu, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhatinda, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur. You also have the option to take an overnight train and reach Dalhousie in the morning. You can hire a private or a shared cab from the railway station which will take 2 to 3 hours to reach Dalhousie. The second nearest railway station from Dalhousie is Delhi which is well-connected to most of the Indian cities but from where you have to take a train again.

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Best Time to Visit Dalhousie

While Dalhousie does not have its own airport, cities close to this hill-station do have one. The closest domestic airport is in Pathankot which is just 75 kilometres away from Dalhousie but is connected to New Delhi only. The second nearest airport is Gaggal airport which is in the Kangra district and is approximately 140 kilometres away from the town. The airport is well-connected to both domestic and international cities. You can hire a bus from Kangra to Dalhousie, which will charge a nominal fee of INR 150 only or take a private cab/taxi transfer.

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