7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly
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Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katra
— 2 nights
Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 1 night

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, then wander the streets of Park Street, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Kumartuli.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kolkata (Calcutta). May in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Amritsar

— 1 night

Golden City

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 3rd (Mon): stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, then make a trip to Khalsa College, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar sightseeing site.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Amritsar, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 5th (Wed), gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and finally browse the different shops at Kushi Boutique.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planner.

Drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Katra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Katra

— 2 nights
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katra online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Katra takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

Tours · Historic Sites
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.