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: Chennai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip itinerary builder app .

Chennai to Amritsar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planning tool .

Drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Panjab University, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh journey planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Chandigarh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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