Kangra valley and Chamba valley are adjoining valleys separated by the mighty Dhauladhar . Both places are must visit holiday destinations.
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The Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh is situated in the outer Himalayan range. A green valley sheltered by the Dhauladhar or the white mountains, famous for its Kangra miniature paintings, Kangra folk and its culture, it boasts special Kangra tea and tea gardens. Kangra valley is by far the largest region of Himachal Pradesh. The valley is also one of the most diverse and picturesque ones.
Day 1: Arrival at Pathankot railway station or Kangra Airport
From where you will be transferred to a hotel in Mcleodganj. On an early arrival, the day starts with the local sightseeing around Mcleodganj and you will visit Bhagsunag temple, waterfall, Dalai Lama monastery, St. John Church in the wilderness, Dal lake, Naddi viewpoint, and explore the local market.
Day 2: Sightseeing day
After Breakfast the day starts with a full-day sightseeing tour around Dharamshala where you will visit the Kangra Art museum, tea gardens, and tea factory, Norbulingka institute, Karmapa monastery, and Sri Chamunda temple.
Day 3: Sightseeing Day
Day three concludes our rest of the Kangra valley tour. On this day you will visit Kangra temple, Kangra Fort, and museum, Masrur rock-cut temple, and back to Mcleodganj.
Day 4: Trek to Triund for one-night camping.
After breakfast and with pack lunch we start our trek to Triund(2875) 9kms from Mcleodganj. Triund is a very well defined and easy trek which passes through Dharamkot village and Galu Devi and then to Triund.
This is one of the best trekking routes which gains a height of about 1000mts. at a distance of 9km by walk. This is one of the charming places from where the views towards Kangra valley and Dharamshala are delectable. One can enjoy the night view of the glittering lights of Dharamshala town, which makes the whole scene unique and memorable.
Day 5: Triund to Illaqua glacier (3200m) 5km and back to Mcleodganj.
We start early after breakfast towards Illaqua glacier. Illaqua glacier is situated below Indrahara Pass at an elevation of 3200mts. Also known as Illaqua Got. Lunch will be served at Triund on the way back, after lunch back to Mcleodganj following the same route. Overnight stay in the hotel at Mcleodganj.
Day 6: Departure from Mcleodganj to Dalhousie.
Arrival Dalhousie in the afternoon check-in into a hotel and rest. Evening time for an acclimatization walk to the local town, mall road, and church.
Dalhousie is 120 km from Mcleodganj and it takes about 4 hrs to reach. Dalhousie is a popular hill station that was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1850 as a summer retreat.
Rich in architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. A glimpse of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the exotic to this serene destination. The cool climate and mighty Dhauladhar range with snow-capped peaks complete the tour.
Day 7: Sightseeing Day
The day starts with a full-day sightseeing tour around Dalhousie and Chamba. After breakfast drive to Chamba town (53km) to visit the famous Bhuri Singh museum, Laxmi Narayan temple, and Chamunda Devi temple. From here, the views towards Chamba town and Ravi river are delectable. On the way back to Dalhousie from Chamba, you will visit Khajjar and Kalatop. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Day 8: Departure from Dalhousie to Pathankot railway station.
Pathankot railway station is 86km from Dalhousie which will takes about 3 to 4 hrs to reach depending on traffic.
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