11 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

11 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

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11 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
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 18th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and then brush up on your military savvy at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip maker app .

Chennai to Amritsar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Amritsar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 20th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, and finally appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

4
nights
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 Hampta and Beas Kund. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Beas River, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and get great views at Gulaba.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali trip site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

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