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

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 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala online vacation planner .

Pathankot to Dharamsala is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie online travel planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at India House, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar attractions website .

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. In December, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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