12 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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12 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Jwalamukhi
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar vacation maker site .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for little chillier nights in Amritsar, with lows around 26°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie route planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jogini Waterfall as well as Rohtang Pass. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manali online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Hot Water Spring has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kullu route maker website .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jwalamukhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

few
hours
Jwalamukhi

Jwalamukhi
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jwalamukhi travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kullu to Jwalamukhi in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jwalamukhi

Historic Sites

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planner .

You can drive from Jwalamukhi to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

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