6 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

6 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

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6 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

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

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, cruise along Indrahar Pass, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nechung Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip itinerary maker app .

Amritsar to Dharamsala is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bhalei Mata Temple and St. John's Church. Step out of Dalhousie with an excursion to Khajjiar Lake in Chamba--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip maker tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Bhalei Mata Temple ©
Bhalei Mata Temple
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goindwal Sahib.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amritsar itinerary planner .

Drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

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