8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Drive:  5​h
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kangra
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Katra

Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
On the 17th (Fri), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Katra vacation planning website .

Amritsar to Katra is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Katra

Tours Historic Sites
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Helicopter Tours

1
night
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 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip planner .

Getting from Katra to Dalhousie by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

1
night
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Temple, see the interesting displays at Bhuri Singh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chattradi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bansi Gopal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vajreshwari Temple.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chamba day trip website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Chamba in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites Museums
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Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Bhuri Singh Museum ©
Bhuri Singh Museum

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 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planning app .

Getting from Chamba to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

1
night
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kangra, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kangra in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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