Tour Dalhousie Patnitop Vaishnodevi
Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. Dalhousie is the gateway of the Chamba Valley, is called the "gem of hills" and was named after Lord Dalhousie. Patnitop or Patni Top is a hill top tourist spot located in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on a secluded plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas.
Daywise Itinerary for Tour Dalhousie Patnitop Vaishnodevi
Day 1 - Arrive in Pathankot / Chakki Bank Station or Pathankot Airport. Proceed to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a British-era hill station located at 6000 ft above sea level.Relax for rest of the day.
Day 2- Full Day sightseeing to Khajjiar (22 kms), Chamba(50 kms from Dalhousie same route as Khajjiar).
Day 3 - Relax and perhaps visit few local sightseeing spots (Churches, Barkota Hills, Kalatop view points etc.) and shops in the evening.
Day 4 - Proceed early for Katra. Start Vaishnodevi Climb by afternoon or take a Helicopter ride and do darshan and return by night.
Day 5 and Day 6 - Proceed by noon for Patnitop (100 kms - 3.5 hours), an idyllic hill station at 5000 ft asl. Reach by evening. Visit Sanasar, Sudh Mahadev, Mantalai the next day.
Day 7 - Return to Jammu (120 kms - upto 4 hours), visit local temples (Raghunath Mandir etc.) / Take Return Flight or train.