8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Amritsar, Dharamsala & Manali Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Pune

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.
On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at India House and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planning site .

Pune to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the next day, explore the activities along Dal Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then stop by Kushi Boutique.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip website .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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