13 days in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh & Amritsar Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh & Amritsar Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Drive:  9​h
1
Shimla
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Kangra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jaipur


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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary planning site .

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 17th (Mon), wander the streets of Rakcham and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sangla trip builder .

Drive from Manali to Sangla in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

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nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh holiday planning site .

Getting from Sangla to Leh by car takes about 19.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

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night
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 21st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dalhousie travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the activities along Kareri Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dhauladhar National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kangra tour planning tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Kangra in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kareri Lake ©
Kareri Lake
Mata Brajeshwari Devi ©
Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala travel route planner.

Getting from Kangra to Dharamsala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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