11 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip app .

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Manali route maker tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
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 14th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala route site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

Discover how to plan a Dalhousie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Akal Takht, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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