7 days in New Delhi, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

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7 days in New Delhi, Amritsar & Katra Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Katra
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jantar Mantar and National Rail Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Amritsar.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by India House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Katra.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

3
nights
Katra

Katra ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Sri Shiv Khori Shrine and Vaishno Devi. Change things up with these side-trips from Katra: Udhampur (Siar Baba & Krimchi Temples) and Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katra trip planner.

Drive from Amritsar to Katra in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

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Side Trips

Udhampur, Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

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