12 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

12 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
3
Manali
— 3 nights
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
5
Amritsar
— 2 nights

1
night
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 11th (Sat): explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala tour itinerary builder site.

Hyderabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
Kushi Boutique ©
Kushi Boutique

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 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, thenfind something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Mall and The Ridge. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Naldehra to see Naldehra Golf Course about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour builder site.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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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 21st (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thenadmire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
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