9 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

9 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

Indore
train:  28​h
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 3 nights
bus + subway + train:  30​h
Indore

1
day
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 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, contemplate the long history of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santokhsar Sahib.

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Indore to Amritsar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then head outdoors with Billing Adventures of Himachal, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

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Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Billing Adventures of Himachal
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gulaba and Hampta. Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas Kund, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

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Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Gulaba ©
Gulaba

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