8 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Chandigarh, Dharamsala & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Family-friendly places like Manki Point and Sunset Point will thrill your kids. Explore Chandigarh's surroundings by going to Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore) and Christ Church (in Kasauli). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, pause for some photo ops at Open Hand Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, and explore the activities along Sukhna Lake.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chandigarh day trip planner .

Rajkot to Chandigarh is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Panchkula, Kasauli, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Family-friendly places like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple will thrill your kids. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Mata Brajeshwari Devi (in Kangra) and Saurabh Van Vihar (in Palampur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala holiday maker site .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Saurabh Van Vihar, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

Before you visit Amritsar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

Similar Plans

9 days in Pathankot, Dharamsala & Amritsar BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Dharamsala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Amritsar BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Amritsar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Amritsar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Dharamsala & Khajjiar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Dharamsala BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans