5 days in Lucknow, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Lucknow, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Lucknow, Amritsar & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
1
Lucknow
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Lucknow

1
day
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, wander the streets of Hazratganj, then stroll through Janeshwar Mishra Park, and finally explore and take pictures at La Martiniere College.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucknow trip tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lucknow. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

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Janeshwar Mishra Park ©
Janeshwar Mishra Park
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar holiday planner .

You can fly from Lucknow to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Amritsar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kogi Mata Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, and admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Amritsar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course

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