15 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

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15 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Jalandhar
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Friendship Peak. Step out of Manali with an excursion to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, appreciate the views at Parvati Valley, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manali driving holiday planner.

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parvati Valley, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore hidden gems such as Tara Devi Temple and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park. There's still lots to do: stroll around Annandale Ground, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, and appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shimla visit planning website .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kangra Valley and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Indrahar Pass & Kareri Lake). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kareri Lake ©
Kareri Lake

1
night
Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tulsi Mandir Temple, have some family-friendly fun at The Fun Factory, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jalandhar online travel planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Jalandhar in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Fun Factory ©
The Fun Factory

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji and examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Jalandhar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Amritsar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji ©
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib

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