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  Day 1 : Amritsar

Arrive Amritsar and check in at hotel. On arrival visit Golden Temple - The Harmandir Sahib also Darbar Sahib and informally referred as The Golden Temple is a prominent Sikh Gurudwara located in the city of Amritsar. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev in 1604, Jallianwala Bagh - is a public garden in Amritsar and houses a memorial of national importance, Wagha border - Is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Wagah named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn. It is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate before sunset each day.
Overnight at hotel

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Day 2 : Amritsar - Dharamshala

Early morning after breakfast proceed to Dharamshala (Approx 5/6 hours drive). Afternoon arrive Dharamsala and check in at hotel. On arrival visit Bhagshunag - Just 02 kms from Mcleodganj is the ancient Bhagsunag temple dedicated to lord Shiva with a fresh water spring. Dalai lama complex - The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. In the early morning, you are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way you will see many prayer flags and "mani" stones, Norbulingka Institute - Norbulingka is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which Tibetan community and family values can flourish. It reconciles the traditional creatively and respectfully with the modern, and seeks to create an international awareness of Tibetan values and their expression in art and literature.
Overnight at hotel

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Day 3: Dharamshala - Dalhousie

Early morning after breakfast proceed to Dalhousie (Approx 5 hours drive). Noon arrive Dalhousie and check in at hotel. Proceed for local city tour of Dalhousie. The city has four beautiful churches. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subhash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk, Satdhara - It is located towards Gandhi Chowk on the way to Panjpulla, at an altitude of 2,036mts. (6,678 ft.), these seven springs are reputed to have great the rapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties. Subhash Baoli - It was at this enchaining spot surrounded by majestic trees that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and mediating. Commanding a view of the snow capped mountains. The spring of Subhash Baoli is situated at an altitude of 2,085 metres (6,678 ft.). Bara Pathar - Set amidst thick forest is the small temple of Bhulwani Mata, in the village of Ahla, on the way to Kalatop. A fair is celebrated in July to venerate the goddess. It is 4 km away from the town. Panjpulla - It’s a just 2 km away from the town lies the 'five bridges' memorial, built in memory of Ajit Singh, one of India's well-loved freedom fighters. A natural tank and creams give the spot a fitting serenity.
Overnight at hotel

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  Day 4: Dalhousie

Early morning after breakfast proceed for half day excursion to Chamba Valley (Approx 1.5 hrs drive one way) - The land of antiquity, art and scenic beauty, is a wonder in itself for every visitor. Situated at the height of 996 m. above sea level on the south bank of the Ravi River, the ancient Pahari capital was founded in 920 A.D. by Raja Sahil Verma, who named it after his favorite daughter Champavati. Khajjiar - This is known as Mini Swiss of India. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kauravas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood. Return back to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel

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Day 5: Dalhousie - Katra

Early morning after breakfast proceed to Katra (Approx 6/7 hour drive). Arrive Katra and check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel

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  Day 6: Katra

Early morning after breakfast proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan. Late evening return to hotel.
Overnight at hotel

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  Day 7: Depart Katra

Early morning after breakfast proceed to Jammu to connect onward flight or train towards onward destination.

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