5 days in Amritsar & Manali Itinerary

5 days in Amritsar & Manali Itinerary

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5 days in Amritsar & Manali Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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 10th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by India House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar online journey planner.

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Spas
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manali vacation maker website.

You can drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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