16 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

16 days in Himachal Pradesh & Punjab Itinerary

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16 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
— 2 nights
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.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and head outdoors with Rohtang Pass.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary builder website .

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

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

3
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: don't miss a visit to The Mall, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Jalandhar.

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
Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd, admire the landmark architecture of Gurdwara Sukhchainana Sahib, then don't miss a visit to Shri Geeta Bhawan Sabha Mandir, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tulsi Mandir Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, and then make a trip to Dera Baba Murad Shah.

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Getting from Dharamsala to Jalandhar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jalandhar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Phagwara, Dera Baba Murad Shah
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji ©
Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji
Gurdwara Sukhchainana Sahib ©
Gurdwara Sukhchainana Sahib
Dera Baba Murad Shah ©
Dera Baba Murad Shah

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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amritsar day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Jalandhar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Amritsar are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

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

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