The town of Amritsar is famous for the Golden Temple, an iconic landmark of breathtaking proportions.
The drive to Dharamasala traverses the lower Himalaya offering spectacular views. The town itself is home to the Tibetan Government in Exile and is awash with maroon clad Buddhist monks going about their daily life.
The Oberoi Wildflower Hall was the former estate of Lord Kitchener, and is the perfect base to explore this fascinating region and finish your time in the foothills. The is an excellent spa and also the opportunity for adventure.
The toy train to Shimla was designed by the British to cater for the migration of government during the summer months to their retreat at Shimla.
Please see our itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
When to travel
The Himalayan foothills have a salubrious climate. It experiences cold winters, the temperatures can drop to sub-zero conditions during the peak winter season. The best time to visit the foothills would be October to November and from March to May. It is advisable not to visit Shimla during monsoons as the place has a history of having landslides every now and then.
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Location and directions
Amritsar, Dharamsala, Shimla, Delhi.
Ranjit's Svaasa is situated in the heart of the historic city of Amritsar, just off the aristocratic Mall Road. The foothills of the Himalayas are only a couple of hours away from the Amritsar and Chonor House which is centrally located in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, overlooking His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple / monastery. Wildflower Hall is a picturesque 45-minute drive over a 13 km distance through forested hills from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Next to The Imperial in New Delhi, centrally located near the renowned shopping district and central business district.
How to get there
9-hour flight (direct with Jet Airways from London) to Sri Guru Rm Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar, followed by a 20-minute drive to Ranjit's Svaasa.