8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Manali Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah as well as Jallianwala Bagh. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in a show at Wagah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar journey planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get a bit cooler in Amritsar: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Ganji Pahari, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali online road trip planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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