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Off Beaten Western Himachal with Golden Temple

Off Beaten Western Himachal with Golden Temple

Tour duration : 7 nights / 8 days

Places covered : Amritsar, Pong Dam, Chamba, Bharmour, Dalhousie, Pathankot or Chakki Bank

Day 1 Arrive Amritsar
Meeting on arrival at Amritsar Railway Station or Amritsar Airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Afternoon excursion to Wagah Border to witness India Pakistan change of Guard ceremony (not to miss). Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Amritsar to Pong Dam
Early morning visit Golden Temple followed by visiting Jallianwala Bagh and Durgiani Temple.

Late morning or afternoon drive to reach Pongdam in around 3 hours time and check into the hotel.

Day 3 At Pong Dam
Morning after breakfast board motorboat and sail through backwaters of Pong dam to explore Pong dam bird sanctuary to see variety of domestic and migratory birds.

Sanctuary gets migratory birds such as Bar Headed Geese, Cormorants, Gulls, Grey Crested Grebe, Tufted Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, Pintail, Shoveller, Wigeon, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall and Black Storks.

Domestic birds sighted here are Indian Moorhen, Purple Moorhen, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Whitebreasted Water hen, Indian Sarus Crane, Spot Billed Duck, Painted Stork, Darter, Redwattled Lapwing and White Breasted Kingfisher.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Pong Dam to Chamba
Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive Chamba in around 5/6 hours time. Check into the hotel on arrival.

Afternoon visit Bhuri Singh Museum, Champawati Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple and Chougan. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Chamba to Bharmour
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharmour and check into the hotel / lodge. Afternoon visit Chaurasi Temple Complex. Rest of the afternoon free to explore this small but important village of Gaddis. Overnight at the Lodge / Rest House.

Day 6 Bharmour to Dalhousie via Khajjiar
Morning after breakfast drive to Dalhousie enroute visiting Khajjiar (known as Mini Switzerland). Check into the hotel on arrival. Rest of the time at leisure or stroll through the bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 At Dalhousie.
Morning visit Subhash Baoli, Sat Dhara, Panjpulla. Rest of the day free for self exploration. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Dalhousie to Pathankot
Morning after breakfast drive to Pathankot Railway Station or Chakki Railway Station to board day train for Delhi or next destination.

Bon Voyages

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