6 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

6 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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6 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, then make a trip to Guru Nanak Dev University, then stroll through Kaiser Bagh Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Khalsa College.

Before you visit Amritsar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Amritsar when traveling from New Delhi in May, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then get great views at Upper Bakrota, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

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Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Triund Hill
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Bhagsu Waterfall
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Dal Lake

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