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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, thensee the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pul Kanjari, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar visit app.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Amritsar at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baijnath Temple and Tsuglag Khang. Venture out of the city with trips to Palampur (Sobha Singh Art Gallery & Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala day trip planning app.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tripura Sundari Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Zana Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar
Highlights from your plan
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, explore the activities along Dhankar Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kungri Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, wander the streets of Hikkim, and then don't miss a visit to Komick Village.

Before you visit Kaza, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhankhar, Spiti Valley, Komick Village
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, thenwander the streets of Rakcham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Rupin Pass.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sangla journey planner.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and finally see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. December in Shimla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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