8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shimla holiday maker app .

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple, and finally explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Khajjiar trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Khajjiar by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamba
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Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall and then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Khajjiar to Dharamsala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Amritsar tour itinerary site .

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. In November in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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