17 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

17 days in Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
2
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
3
Manali
— 3 nights
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
5
Sangla
— 2 nights
6
Shimla
— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, thenexamine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pul Kanjari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Spas

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Baijnath Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Gyuto Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dharamsala: Palampur (Sobha Singh Art Gallery & Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and browse the exhibits of Naam Art Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Palampur, Baijnath Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Spas
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tripura Sundari Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Take a break from the city and head to Zana Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and explore the activities along Beas River.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, explore the activities along Dhankar Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kungri Monastery. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, thentake a stroll through Hikkim, and then make a trip to Komick Village.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kaza trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kaza takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhankhar, Komick Village, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 17th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, wander the streets of Rakcham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Rupin Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sangla online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Sangla takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
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Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

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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 19th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, thentake in the natural beauty of Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and finally examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online holiday planner.

Getting from Sangla to Shimla by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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