8 days in Dharamsala, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

8 days in Dharamsala, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

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8 days in Dharamsala, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

Katra
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Katra
— 3 nights
Katra

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala holiday planner.

Katra to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
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Bhagsu Waterfall

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, then don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Katra.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yarab Tso Lake (in Nubra Valley) and Mansar Lake (in Mansar). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, admire the verdant scenery at Zanskar Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Tso Moriri Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Moore Plains.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katra vacation planner.

Getting from Amritsar to Katra by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Ladakh, Yarab Tso Lake, Mansar Lake, Deva Mayi Maa Temple
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Dera Baba Banda ©
Dera Baba Banda
Tso Moriri Lake ©
Tso Moriri Lake
Zanskar Valley ©
Zanskar Valley

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