A sojourn that epitomizes and showcases the spiritual side of three distinguished cultures and religions, this journey takes you through the holy city of Amritsar, the headquarters of Tibetans in Dharamshala, and the beautiful landscapes of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
The golden temple which is also known as Harmandir Sahib located in Amritsar, Punjab, is considered the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion. Sikhs from all over the world visit the golden temple. Golden temple construction began in the year 1574 on land donated by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
The temple is surrounded by a lake called Sarovar that is assumed to have water (holy water) inside it to take away the sins of people. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded in the fifteenth century in Punjab on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and ten successive Sikh Gurus. It is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world.
The principal beliefs of Sikhism are faith and justice, in â€œWaheguruâ€, the almighty. Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and message of God. Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs and number over 26 million across the world.
Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj) is the home of an Exiled Tibetan Spiritual leader and head His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, His Holiness Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet to India and since then He decides to make Dharamsala his home in Exile.
His Holiness lives here with thousands of Tibetan refugees who escaped into India. Experience Tibetan monasteries, health alternative Tibetan medicine practitioners, enjoy the Tibetan flavors of McLeod Ganj in Dharamsala, refugees welfare associations selling Tibetan duvet covers, singing bowls, Buddhist Incense Sticks, Tibetan Prayer Beads & Wheel, etc amidst the throbbing flea market selling local Tibetan food, wine, and steamed momos!
(Season) To Visit Dalhousie Dharamshala
Dharamshala and Dalhousie are very good places to visit throughout the year except for monsoons. In summer, tourists can enjoy paragliding and trekking here. Along with Indian tourists, people also come here from abroad also. The best time to visit Dharamshala and Dalhousie according to seasons are as below -
October to March (Autumn, Winter & Spring) - If you want to enjoy the beauty of Dharamshala and Dalhousie, the spring, autumn, and winter season are the best. These months the atmosphere is very quiet with clear blue skies. The entire area remains chilly from September to February. In winters, the temperature here is between 0 Â° C to 15 Â° C degrees Celsius. It starts snowing in late December and snow till February last. In winter, you will get to see many tourists and people visiting for the honeymoon here. It gets snow almost every second day in the winters.
April to June (Summer) - These months, the weather starts warming up and the temperature starts rising. In the months of April to June, the temperature here ranges between 15 to 35 degrees Celsius. The weather is spectacular and pleasant all day. These days, you can do trekking and vacation with your family. Nature also blossoms in this season and the pine trees look green. People enjoy adventure activities on a large scale.
July to September (Monsoon) - It rains heavily in Dharamshala these days and a lot of water flows in rivers. These days one is not advised to travel to Dharamshala or Dalhousie and itis best avoided.