10 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Amritsar
— 1 day
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive
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Khajjiar
Drive
5
Chamba
Drive
6
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kufri
— 1 night
Drive to Chandigarh Airport, Fly to Surat Airport

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Amritsar

— 1 day

Golden City

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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar travel planning tool.

Surat to Amritsar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. March in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums · Historic Sites

Dharamsala

— 1 night
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 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Dalhousie

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hike along Ganji Pahari, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip maker tool.

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Khajjiar

Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Khajjiar trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar in 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Chamba.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Chamba

Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Chamba trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Khajjiar to Chamba takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Manali.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Chamba to Manali by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then stroll around Daulat Singh Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kufri.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Kufri

— 1 night
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hit the slopes at Fagu Ski Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kufri road trip planning tool.

Getting from Shimla to Kufri by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kufri

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.