9 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

9 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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9 days in Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

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.
Attractions like Tarn Taran Sahib and Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, make a trip to Khalsa College, steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amritsar online travel route planner .

Pune to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dalhousie: Chamba (Chamera Dam & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and admire the striking features of Rang Mahal.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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