7 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

Chandigarh
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Amritsar
— 1 night
Amritsar

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to Scandal Point, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

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Jakhu Temple
The Mall
The Ridge

3
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, sightseeing, fun & games, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang-Nullah.

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You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

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Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
days
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar travel planner.

You can drive from Manali to Amritsar in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht

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