7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Jalandhar
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Leh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Amritsar


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1
day
Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Surjit Hockey Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Talab Mandir Temple, then don't miss a visit to Rangla Punjab Haveli, and finally admire all the interesting features of Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jalandhar trip itinerary planning website .

Amritsar to Jalandhar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jalandhar can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites
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Devi Talab Mandir Temple ©
Devi Talab Mandir Temple
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli
Surjit Hockey Stadium ©
Surjit Hockey Stadium

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jalandhar to Manali takes 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Dharamsala

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 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Nechung Monastery, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala planning app .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

1
night
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 29th (Mon), stop by De Pashmina Emporium, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally stop by Zanskar Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Pashmina house, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Leh road trip planning site .

You can fly from Dharamsala to Leh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Stok Palace Museum ©
Stok Palace Museum

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh journey app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Rishikesh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Classes Spas
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas & Wellness
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

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