9 days in Chandigarh, Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Chandigarh, Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Chandigarh, Amritsar & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  4​h
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bir
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kasol
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Chandigarh.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh tour itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Chandigarh dip to 17°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites
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ISKCON Temple Chandigarh ©
ISKCON Temple Chandigarh

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, Amritsar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall and then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Bir.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

2
nights
Bir

Change things up with these side-trips from Bir: Palampur (Palampur Tea Gardens, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, & more) and Barot Valley (in Mandi).

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bir trip website .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Bir takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Bir

Adventure Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palampur, Baijnath Temple, Barot Valley
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery

2
nights
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the views at Parvati Valley and then hike along Chandrakhani Pass. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kasol trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bir to Kasol in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kullu, Manikaran, Parvati Valley
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Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley

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