Magic of Himachal - buddhism, hinduism, paraglaiding and visit to His Holiness Dalai Lama
Adventure tour in Palampur, Dharamsala
Tour Price : $490-900 Duration : 5-10 days Languages: English, French Discount: For a group 6+ a gift of one half day trek + BBQ dinner
Snuggled in the western flank of Himachal Pradesh Palampur is a peaceful town away from the regular humdrum of touristic hill stations. Located in the Kangra district it is an hours drive from Dharamsala airport. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India. Set on the rising slopes of http://www.himachalholidays.com/kangra.htmlbefore they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. But tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special resort. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate. The town has derived its name from the local word "pulum', meaning lots of water. Palampur was a part of the local Sikh kingdom and later on came under the British rule.
Some of the places close to Palampur which are worth visiting:
Andretta: The charming village, spread below the thickly wooded hill and sprawling plains of the Kangra Valley was once the home of the famous painter Sardar Sobha Singh and the playwright Ms Norah Richards. Now Andretta is a centre for various artistic activities such as pottery and is just 13-km away from Palampur.
Baijnath: Noted for it's ancient temple, which was built in 804 A.D. and dedicated to Shiva Vaidyanatha. Its tall shikhara carved in stone is framed by the imposing snow capped peaks of Dhauladhars. The linga enshrined in its sanctum is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in the country. Every year during the Shivratri fair, thousands of pilgrims descend on Baijnath for the colourful fair and festivities. It is 16-km from Palampur and 56-km from Dharamsala.
Bir and Billing: Sheltered by the mountains and surrounded by tea gardens, Bir serves as a landing ground for hang & Para gliders as well as known for it's Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts. One of the best aero-sports sites in the world, Billing is 14-km from Bir. The mountain ranges set like an amphitheatre, offer opportunities for high altitude and cross-country flying for more than 200-km.
Day 01 Delhi -Kangra – Palampur- Flight 1045-1200 hrs)
On arrival at Dharamshala you will be transferred to Palampur an hours drive away. In the afternoon we will take you for the local sightseeing tour nearby Rajnali village.
Accommodation: ( Palampur Eco Farm)
Meals : All meals
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of of Mcleodganj\Dharamsala. explore Dal Lake, Naddi, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Tibetan Monastery and The Holiness "Dalai Lama Temple"There are large idols of Buddha and the charming church of St. John in the wilderness. Dharamshala was the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Mcleodganj is a small Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts bazaar, which is filled with variety. Return to the peaceful seeting of Palampur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Palampur- Sherabling- Palampur
Morning breakfast, and visit Baijnath temple of Shiva the healer & Sherabling a quiet but interesting monastery of Tai situ Rinpoche. In the afternoon return to the farm. Time permitting visit a tea garden
Day 04 -06: Vaqrious activities aroubnd the farm: walks, ayurvedic massage and yoga workshops, paragliding in Bir/Biling, treks from half day up to 3 days (Rhododendron trek, Indrahar gletcher trek), visiting sacral places: Jwala Ji, Chamunda, picknicks and BBQ on the riverside.
Day 07 : Palampur- Dharamshala – Delhi ( 1250-1415 hrs)
Morning breakfast, Keep your luggage in lobby area. Later drive to the airport for your flight to Delhi.
NOTE: the program can be prolonged up to 10 days for making longer treks of visiting towns such as Manali.
The price should be discussed for every option seperately.
|Tour Price: $490-900|
|Duration: 5-10 days|
|Group Size: 2-10 tourists|
|Languages: English, French|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||YES|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||YES|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|