4 days in Vadodara, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

4 days in Vadodara, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

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4 days in Vadodara, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Vadodara
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sayaji Baug, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of EME Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vadodara trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Vadodara is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
EME Temple ©
EME Temple
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

1
night
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 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planning tool .

Fly from Vadodara to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla travel route builder site .

Getting from Amritsar to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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