5 days in Jalandhar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Jalandhar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Jalandhar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Jalandhar
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

1
day
Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at The Fun Factory, then don't miss a visit to Rangla Punjab Haveli, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tulsi Mandir Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jalandhar tour builder website .

Amritsar to Jalandhar is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Fun Factory ©
The Fun Factory
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli

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 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Jalandhar to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shimla vacation tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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