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: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Bring the kids along to Tarn Taran Sahib and Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, don't miss a visit to Guru Nanak Dev University, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll through Jallianwala Bagh.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

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.
Bring the kids along to Dainkund Peak and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Chamera Dam). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip app .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala online trip planner .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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