5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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 29th (Tue), stop by India House and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar online vacation planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amritsar, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

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night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Shopping
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla attractions planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali online day trip planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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