VISIT GOLDEN TEMPLE : Located in the heart of the city is the golden temple , the most visited tourist attraction of amritsar , characterized by its four entrance doors (called deoris) in all four directions and the tastefully decorated shrines, in terms of art and architecture, the golden temple welcomes everyone regardless of faith one follows, the stunning sanctum, shimmering in the water of the holy tank, flanked by spotlessly clean marble walkways and pavements makes it breathtakingly beautiful.
JALIANWALA BAGH : A historical monument that tells the sad story of mass killing during the independence movement in india, jalianwala bagh is another must visit in amritsar . here lies the memorial of the martyrs of the 1919 massacre by british general dyer, presently the place also has a park, the martyrs gallery is open from 9 am to 5 pm in summers and from 10 am to 4 pm during winters,
WAGAH BORDER : One of the many nearby places to visit from Amritsar is the wagah border , located on the indo-pakistan border, wagah is 28km from the amrisar main town, a good number of visitors come to this place to see the change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries, a site you cannot afford to miss.
DALL LAKE : Surrounded by high and green deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. Situated 11 kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.
McLEOGANJ : Originally home of the semi-nomadic gaddi tribe, McLeoganj is today the residence of his holiness, the Dalai Lama. This mid 19th century place was developed as a british Garrison, the place was developed as an important administrative point for the whole kangera valley. Today the place has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan government. The impressive monastery has larger than advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.
NORBULINKA INSTITUTE : Just 4 kms from dharmshala, Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place looks like heaven. Here one can watch the wooden carvings and the tangka paintings, golsithing and embroidery being done. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where woman are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.
BAIJNATH TEMPLES : Situated at an elevation of 1125mts, it is 19kms from kausani towards bageshwar. Lying on the bank of gomti river in a flat valley, the temple complex of baijnath was constructed by the katyuri kings. Here is baijnath old anicient temple of shiva , ganesh, parvati, chandika, kuber, surya, brahama are located. These were constructed in 13th century AD.
REWALSAR : Located on a mountain spur, an hour’s drive from mandi to bring you to this dark jewel like lake. With water , woodland and high hills, it presents a variety of natural beauty and the spot is sacreds for hindu, budhists and Sikhs. It was from here that the greet Indian teacher and ‘tantric; padmasabhava left for ‘tibet’ known to the tibetans as guru rimpoche, the precious master. It was under padmasabhava’s influence that Mahayana budhism spread over Tibet, there are islands of floating read on rewalsar lake and the spirit of padmasabhava is said to reside in them. It is here that the sage lamas did penance in devotaion to lord shiva and the sikh guru gobind singh also resided here for one month. The sisu fair held in late fabruary/ early march, and the festival of baisakhi are important events at rewalsar. Visit Naggar fort , Roerich art gallery ,night in manali hotel,
HADIMBA DEVI TEMPLE : Built around a natural cave, the temple has a finely wrought four- tiered pagoda roof, dating back to 1553, it enshrines the footprints of Goddess Hadimba, hadimba was the wife of bhima, one of the five great pandava brothers of the Mahabharata, and later became the patron goddess of the kullu royal family.
OLD MANALI : Is the hamlet out of, which grew the large tourist town that manali is today. It is also the site of Manu temple dedicated to Sage Manu.
Vashishat temple and (hot spring) : this is the one of foumus temple in manali with hot spring, 4km from main town, there is did guru vashisht mediation in cave 88000, yare, vashisht is a techer of lod ram , here is also temple of lord ram his wife sita and younger brother lakshman and hanumana, there is one small temple dedicate of lore shiva. Evening visit to Mall Manali market.
Drive early over Rohtang pass 3900mts , khokhsar, Tandi and Keylong. Keylong is the district headquarters of lahaul & spiti region and is surrounded by the kardang monastery just above the other side of the bahga river. The villages are skirted with fields of potato, barley, and kuth ( buck wheat) . The trees along the road are mainly poular and willow. Over night in Jispa.
Drive to sarchu via bahralachla pass 4800mets.
Via Tsokar (4450mts) 276kms leave to salt water lake of Tsokar , the nomade headquarter, visit Tukje gompa continue over world second highest motorable pass ( Tanglangla 5332 mts) night in hotel at Leh.
Special Note :
This tour is flexible and clients have the choice to start it from Amritsar and end up in Leh or do it the other way round that is start from Leh and then via Manali , Manadi finish the tour in Amritsar. All the places are selectable and can be skipped if not willing to visit. All the tour packages are fully customisable as per your requirments, time and budget. Please feel free to contact us directly for further information.
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