Kullu Dussehra Program 2017

Place Covered

Delhi | Chandigarh | Anandpur Sahib | Amritsar | Gurdaspur | Dharamsala | Kullu

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Kullu Dussehra Program 2017


Kullu Dussehra Festival is celebrated in the Dhalpur maidan in the Kullu valley. Dussehra at Kullu commences on the tenth day of the rising moon, i.e. on ‘Vijay Dashmi’ day itself and continues for seven days. Its history dates back to the 17th century when local King Jagat Singh installed an idol of Raghunath on his throne as a mark of penance. After this, god Raghunath was declared as the ruling deity of the Valley.

Kullu Dussehra is however, different in certain ways from Dussehra celebrations in the other parts of country. It presents cultural ethos of the people and their deep rooted religious beliefs which manifest during the festival with traditional songs, dances and colorful dresses.

Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Delhi Redfort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, President House, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar
3 Chandigarh Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake
4 Anandpur Sahib Virasat e Khalsa
6 Amritsar Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Durgiana Mandir, Wagha Border
7 Gurdaspur Farmhouse to experience the rural Indian life
9 Dharamsala Views of Mountains, Mcleodganj
12 Kullu Dussehra festival of Kullu

When To Go

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Day 1 | Mon, Sep 18, 2017| Arrive Delhi

redfort-delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met and assisted by our company representative at airport. After traditional welcome at airport transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 | Tue, Sep 19, 2017| Delhi (Sightseeing of Delhi)

delhi

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later explore the sights and sounds of the city. Visit the monuments that exhibit Mughal heritage like the Red Fort (from outside) and Jama Masjid. Also enjoy the rickshaw ride in narrow streets of Chandni Chowk. Later visit New Delhi and drive past the India Gate, President House & other government buildings. Also visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Overnight at hotel.


Day 3 | Wed, Sat 20, 2017| Delhi – Chandigarh(Train to Chandigarh)

Chandigarh

Early morning transfer to railway station to board your train Kalka Shatabdi (Dep 0740/Arr 1105 Hrs) to Chandigarh. Upon arrival in Chandigarh transfer to your hotel and get some rest. Later in the afternoon start half day city tour of Chandigarh and visit the famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh followed by scenic Sukhna Lake excursion. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 4 | Thu, Sep 21, 2017| Chandigarh – Anandpur Sahib – Chandigarh(Excursion to Anandpur Sahib (95 Kms one way / 2hrs))

Anandpur Sahib

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later take excursion to Anandpur Sahib, is one of the most important sacred places of the Sikhs and is closely linked with their religious traditions and history. The ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur founded Anandpur Sahib in 1665, near the ruins of ancient Makhowa. The town became prosperous and reached its zenith in the times of Guru Gobind Singh, who spent 25 years of his life here. Also visit the Virasat e Khalsa – a grand multimedia museum highlighting the rich culture of Punjab, it is must visit place when in Anandpur Sahib. Later return back to Chandigarh. Overnight at hotel.


Day 5 | Fri, Sep 22, 2017| Chandigarh – Amritsar (Drive to Amritsar is 230 Kms & takes 5 Hrs)

amritsar

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar check into your hotel. Evening is free to explore some renowned local restaurant like Bhrawan da Dhaba, Kesar da Dhaba, Surjeet Makkhan Fish & Chicken center, to try out the Amritsari Kulcha (Indian flatbread stuffed with boiled potatoes & onions), Amritsari Fish fried and Lassi (A healthy & refreshing drink made by blending yogurt with water & sugar). Overnight at hotel.


Day 6 | Sat, Sep 23, 2017|Amritsar (Sightseeing of Amritsar)

wagahborder

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later visit to the revered Golden Temple and Jalianwala Bagh followed by the sacred visit to Durgiana Mandir. Afternoon Tour of Wagha Border to witness the famous beating the retreat ceremony at Indo-Pak. Return to city by late evening. Overnight at hotel.


Day 7 | Sun, Sep 24, 2017| Amritsar – Gurdaspur (Drive to Gurdaspur is 75 Kms & takes 1.5 Hrs)

gurdaspur
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Gurdaspur. Upon arrival in Gurdaspur check into a Farmhouse to experience the rural Indian life. You may choose to go for village ride on tractor, milking the cow/buffalo, picking the eggs, plucking fruits/vegetables, sowing / harvesting / weeding etc. evening is free at leisure. Overnight at farm house.


Day8 | Mon, Sep 25, 2017| Gurdaspur – Dharamsala(Drive to Dharamsala is 130 Kms & takes 4 Hrs)

mcleodganj

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Dharamsala. Upon arrival in Dharamsala check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day9 | Tue, Sep 26, 2017| Dharamsala(Sightseeing of Dharamsala)

dharamsala

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later visit Mcleodganj, located in upper Dharamsala, is a beautiful hill station with breathtaking views of mountains, lush forests and a bustling Tibetan settlement. Nestled in the foothills of the Western Himalayas, Mcleodganj serves as headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile and home of Dalai Lama. The place is famous for some vibrant Tibetan Restaurants, souvenir shops and handicraft markets. Overnight at hotel.


Day10 | Wed, Sep 27, 2017| Dharamsala (Free day)

dharamsala

Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the town on your own and interact with local people or may be try out some local delicacies. Overnight at hotel.


Day11 | Thu, Oct 28, 2017| Dharamsala – Kullu (Drive from Kullu is 180 Kms & takes 5 Hrs)

kullu
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Kullu. Upon arrival in Kullu check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day12 | Fri, Sep 29, 2017| Kullu(Visit to Dussehra Mela)

kullu

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later witness the renowned Dussehra festival of Kullu, commence on the Vijayadashami and continue for the next 7 days. Started by King Jagat Singh in the 17th century, the idol of the Lord Raghunath is worshiped. The idol of Lord Raghunath is placed in a chariot and taken out in a procession along with the idols of other Gods. During these 7 days Lord Raghunath’s idol is removed from its regular spot in Dhalpur maidan and shifted to another spot across the ground. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day13 | Sat, Sep 30, 2017|Kullu (Visit to Dussehra Mela)

kullu

Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is join the religious procession of Dussehra and to explore the local market. Overnight at hotel.


Day14 | Sun, Oct 01, 2017| Kullu – Kalka – Delhi (Drive to Kalka is 245 Kms & takes 6 Hrs & train to Delhi)

kullu

Morning after early breakfast check out at hotel and drive to Kalka railway station to board your train Kalka Shatabdi (Dep 1745/Arr 2155 Hrs) to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day15 | Mon, Oct 02, 2017| Delhi – Departure

Qutab-Minar

Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to airport to board your flight to your onward destination.

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