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Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

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Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

My family - parents and us ( 4 adults 1 child 5 years) want to do a 10-12 day trip from Delhi around end October Diwali . We would be doing self drive. Places I definitely want to cover are Amritsar dalhousie and dharamshala. Any other places around these on the way are welcome.

Needed help to design a day wise itinerary.. Preferably single day travel if not more than 300 kms

Edited: 18 July 2014, 11:28
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1. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

D1 Amritsar to Dalhousie

D2 Dalhousie - Chamera Lake, Dainikund.

D3 Dalhousie - day excursion to Kalatop, Khajjiar and Chamba

D4 Dalhousie - Mcleodganj

D5 Dharamsala - local s/s

D6 Kangra, Jwalaji day trip

D7 To Palampur, O/N stay

D8 Transfer to Chandigarh

Edited: 19 July 2014, 13:37
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2. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Thanks ashisroy sir... I am planning to do a self drive from Delhi to Delhi. My queries are as under

1. What's the best route to reach Amritsar from Delhi ? Can it be done in a days drive or is it advisable to break the journey at Chandigarh or any other place...considering am travelling with family

2. Was looking at rajus guest house gushaini..or Shona...or raison? Is it feasible to any one or 2 of these places post dharamshala? Or will it be too off track? Considering that my last destination to reach back will be Delhi

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3. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Mrmaulikshah

Delhi - Ambala - Jalandhar - Ludhiana - Amritsar is the best and fastest route. Chandigarh will not come in this route. You can have break at Rajpura (Eagle Restaurant) or Jalandhar (Haveli).

You may add Kangra Valley, Jwalaji, Chintpurni and Dharamsala in a detour. Shoja, Gushaini would be far off.

Edited: 20 July 2014, 11:51
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4. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Thanks ashisroy sir.

My itinerary is as under...

25/10 land Delhi..drive to amritsar. Reach late evening

26- wag ah border and golden temple at night

27 leave amritsar for dalhousie

28 dalhousie

29. Dalhousie

30. Dalhousie to dharamshala

31. Dharamshala

1/11 - dharamshala to gushaini?

2/11 gushaini

3/11 gushaini to Chandigarh

4/11 Chandigarh to Delhi and flight back to mumbai

1. Please let me know if this itinerary is doable

2. What's the best route from gushaini to Delhi? Can this be done in a day? Or is it better to break the journey? And where ?

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5. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Dear all please advise if this itinerary is doable

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6. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Ashisroy sir,

need your inputs to plan

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7. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Hi Maulik,

You may follow the below plan:

25/10 land Delhi..drive to Amritsar. Reach late evening

26- Jalianwala bagh, Taran taran - Wagah border and golden temple at night

27 leave Amritsar for Dalhousie

28 Dalhousie/ Khajjiar/ Panjpulla/ Kalatope

29 Dalhousie/ Chamba

30 Dalhousie to Dharamshala

31 Dharamshala/ Mcleodganj/ Bhagsu

01/11 - Dharamshala to Gushaini

Dharamsala - Palampur - Joginder nagar - Mandi - Pandoh - Kanda - Gushaini

2/11 Gushaini

3/11 Gushaini to Chandigarh

4/11 Chandigarh to Delhi and flight back to mumbai

1. Yes the Itinerary is doable. But would suggest you to explore Barot (Dharamsala - Palampur - Joginder nagar - Ghatasni - Barot). It is equally beautiful place and an emerging tourist place which offers many outdoor activities and fun like angling, tracking, picnic spot , camping and trout fishing etc.

2. Gushaini - Kanda - Pandoh Dam - Mandi- Bilaspur - Ropar - Chadigarh

- Ambala - Karnal - Delhi. It is better to break the journey at Chandigarh as planned above.

Gushaini is a beautiful town, located in the valley of Tirthan in the Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. This place is also called Trout Country as it is a popular destination for trout fishing.

Only experienced drivers should drive up to the place as the roads here are quite steep. Gushaini is prone to landslides which could add to the difficulty of the drive to the place.

The destination experiences temperate climate all round the year. The best time to visit this place is between February and June and September and November.

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8. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

thanks a ton for your reply singhsahibsunny. thats really helpful

1.would you suggest to stay one night at barot ? or explore it in day trip ?

2. is it recommended to stay at dharamshala or mcleodganj ?

thanks in advance

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9. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

I personally recommend a night at Barot. Day trip can be hectic.

Mcleodganj has more options and preferred for stay over Dharamsala.

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10. Re: Need itinerary ideas excluding shimla manali

Thanks a ton singhsahibsunny...

Can you recommend staying options at eatch places - 3/4 star category hotels, budgets of around 2500-3500 per night per room?