8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

Chandigarh
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Amritsar

4
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and explore the activities along Beas River.

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Chandigarh to Manali is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang-Nullah

1
day
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 19th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

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Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

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Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute
Church of St. John

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, make a trip to Gobindgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, and finally don't miss a visit to Khalsa College.

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Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht

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