13 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
train + subway + bus:  29​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + train:  27​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online sightseeing planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and then take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manali attractions planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie tour site .

Drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake.

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You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then make a trip to Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then stop by India House.

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

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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