7 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

7 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

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7 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Dal Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala road trip planner .

New York City, USA to Dharamsala is an approximately 24-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

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 5th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar journey site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Jallianwala Bagh
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