17 days in Amritsar, Srinagar & Shimla Itinerary

17 days in Amritsar, Srinagar & Shimla Itinerary

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17 days in Amritsar, Srinagar & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

6
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.
Do your shopping at Alpha One Mall and Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd. Explore Amritsar's surroundings by going to Jalandhar (Pushpa Gujral Science City & Devi Talab Mandir Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, identify plant and animal life at Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar tour planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jalandhar
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary ©
Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary
Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd ©
Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd

4
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Doodhpathri and Nigeen Lake. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque, look for gifts at Saklain's Coterie, and make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Srinagar road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Amritsar, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Escape the urban bustle at Kufri Fun World and Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary. Head to Shawl Hut and Lakkar Bazaarfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Kufri to see Himalayan Nature Park about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Fagu Ski Resort
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

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