5 days in New Delhi, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

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5 days in New Delhi, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 30th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and finally see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), stop by People Tree, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 1st (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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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 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and finally look for gifts at India House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, then see the interesting displays at Virasat-e-Khlasa, and then brush up on your military savvy at War Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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