8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Chandigarh Itinerary

8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Chandigarh Itinerary

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8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, stop by India House, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amritsar holiday planning app .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Amritsar, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally make a trip to Urban Theka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Chandigarh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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