8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Jaipur

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Partition Museum and Central Sikh Museum. Harmandir Sahib and War Memorial & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, stop by India House, and see the interesting displays at Virasat-e-Khlasa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip planner .

Jaipur to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amritsar are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get some historical perspective at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Shiva Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Triund Hill and Bhagsu Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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