5 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

5 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

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5 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
End: Amritsar

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dalhousie trip site .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and finally stop by India House.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar sightseeing planner .

Getting from Dalhousie to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
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