7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas Nature Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Khajjiar journey planner.

Getting from Dharamsala to Khajjiar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamba
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Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and finally contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie online route planner .

Traveling by car from Khajjiar to Dalhousie takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 12th (Sat): stop by India House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar route builder website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Amritsar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Spas
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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