12 days in Katra, Manali & Punjab Itinerary

12 days in Katra, Manali & Punjab Itinerary

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12 days in Katra, Manali & Punjab Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
train:  9​h
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Manali
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

1
day
Katra

Katra
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Katra trip maker .

Mumbai (Bombay) to Katra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in May, expect nights in Katra to be little chillier, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udhampur
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7
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Kullu and see Great Himalayan National Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang-Nullah, and admire the sheer force of Jana Waterfall.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner .

Getting from Katra to Manali by car takes about 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Himalayan National Park, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park

2
days
Amritsar

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 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti and then stop by The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Raja Exclusive, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar road trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Amritsar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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