8 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

8 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

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8 days in Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Escape the urban bustle at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dalai Lama Temple Complex and Kalachakra Temple. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then trek along Ganji Pahari. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by India House, and then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar visit planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Spas

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