14 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

14 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

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14 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
6
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park and then go for a walk through Birla Ghat. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip builder site .

Mumbai to Rishikesh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Spas
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manali online day trip planner .

Fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Harmandir Sahib has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
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.
Wagah has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Prachin Shiv Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar vacation planner.

Getting from Shimla to Amritsar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Shimla in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Amritsar. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

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night
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joshimath, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple, then get outside with Auli, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Chenab Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Auli Ski & Snowboard School, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tapovan Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joshimath road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Amritsar to Joshimath with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Auli, Chamoli
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Auli ©
Auli
Joshimath ©
Joshimath

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