7 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

7 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

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7 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  4​h
1
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Indore

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Take a break from the city and head to Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and Sukhna Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kansa Devi Temple and Gurudwara Nada Sahib. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Decathlon Zirakpur, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Chandigarh, and buy something for everyone on your list at VR Punjab.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder website .

Indore to Chandigarh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, VR Punjab
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Decathlon Zirakpur ©
Decathlon Zirakpur
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, steep yourself in history at Kangra Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Dharamsala takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, and finally look for gifts at India House. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Gobindgarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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