7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Khalsa College, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar day trip tool .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Amritsar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Tours, #Historic Sites
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Khalsa College ©
Khalsa College
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Ganji Pahari, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie road trip site .

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala journey maker .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Van Vihar National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

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