5 days in Chandigarh & Dharamsala Itinerary

5 days in Chandigarh & Dharamsala Itinerary

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5 days in Chandigarh & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and then admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh sightseeing planner .

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will enjoy Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Mata Brajeshwari Devi in Kangra (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala online vacation builder .

Getting from Chandigarh to Dharamsala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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