Trip to Amritsar and the Himachal

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Fronald Chettiar, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Fronald Chettiar

    Fronald Chettiar New Member

    Hello to one and all,

    We are planning to visit North India in the first week of March namely the cities of Amritsar, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali and Manikaran. We have decided to end to journey at Chandigarh.

    The trip would start from 1st March 2020 till 8th March 2020.

    Below is our itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive at Amritsar in the morning and check-in to the hotel. Visit the Golden temple and Jallianwala Baug. Have lunch and then proceed to Attari-Wagah border. Attend the ceremony and return back to the city.
    Again visit the Golden temple to enjoy the view of the temple at night. Overnight stay at Amritsar

    Day 2: Have breakfast and leave to Dalhousie. Visit Panchpula, participate in some activities there and visit Satdhara waterfalls. Have lunch and then proceed towards Khajjiar. Check into the hotel there and spend the evening enjoying the beautiful views as well participate in Zorbing, horse riding etc. Spend the night in Khajjiar itself.

    Day 3: Have breakfast and leave for Dharamsala. Visit HPCA stadium, War Memorial and leave for Mcleodganj. Check-in and visit the Dalai Lama monastery over there, Bhagsu falls, Bhagsunag temple, Tibetan monastery. Spend night in Mcleodganj itself.

    Day 4: Early morning after breakfast, depart for Manali. Have lunch somewhere on the way. Reach Manali by evening, check-in to the hotel and rest.

    Day 5: After breakfast, do some local sightseeing, visiting Hidimba temple, tibetan temple, Manu temple, Vashisht village. Evening explore mall road. Overnight stay at Manali itself.

    Day 6: Have breakfast and proceed to go to Solang valley. Enjoy the activities over there and return by 4-5 pm back to hotel. Again spend the evening resting or visit the mall road. Overnight stay at Manali.

    Day 7: After breakfast, proceed towards Kullu. Do river rafting in Kullu and then proceed to Manikaran.
    Depart by 6 in the evening from Manikaran towards Chandigarh. Overnight travel.

    Day 8: Reach Chandigarh by 4 am to the catch the train to Mumbai.

    Thank you for reading the above itinerary.

    Suggestions are welcome as we would like to know from fellow folks who have already been to these places as to which places are worth visiting in different cities above.

    Thanks in advance. :)
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Your itinerary for intital days is too tight and almost not doable. I will recommend that you either keep Dharamshala and Mcleodganj or Dalhousie and Khajjiar. Do not include all of them.
  3. jitenderpathania

    jitenderpathania Moderator Staff Member

    I would not say it is not doable. But yes it will be lot of travelling on daily basis before you reach Manali and you will start in morning and end end late evening.

    It you decide to stay in Khajjiar then you can opt to drive to Dharamsala via Jot next day. That will save you the time and hassle to go to Dalhousie again. Khajjiar to Dharamsala via Jot will take you around 5 hours with a single halt enroute. FYI........ the road from Khajjiar via jot will be narrow with steep gradient for initial 40 kms
  4. Fronald Chettiar

    Fronald Chettiar New Member

    Hi Vargis,

    Thank you for your suggestion.
    We 4 of us are still going ahead with this plan.

    Let's hope we are able to do it. :)
  5. Fronald Chettiar

    Fronald Chettiar New Member

    The drive through Jot which you have suggested definitely looks good when I have checked it through Maps.
    We are not sure of the route which our driver is going to take us through as we have booked a package.

    We shall certainly ask the driver about the same.

  6. jitenderpathania

    jitenderpathania Moderator Staff Member

    I am based in Amritsar. Do ping me on +91 9888867679, when you are here. We can meet if you like.

    All the best for the trip

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