The Pride of Punjab, Amritsar is a magnificent city that will teach you about reverence and resilience. It is a melting pot of cultures and a diverse place that will take you back to the Golden days of India. Every monumesnt and Every Street stands as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our Indian freedom fighters. If you’ve already covered the Jallian Wala Bagh, Gurudwaras, and the mesmerizing countryside of Amritsar, there is more you can do over the weekends. 

There are spectacular places near Amritsar that can be discovered over a free weekend. You can fetch a car or bike and go on an enthralling road trip with your loved ones. If you are planning to visit Amritsar first and then exclusively site-see these weekend getaways, we suggest that you check in at affordable Treebo Amritsar hotels, freshen up and then embark on your journey. 

Here are the 10 best weekend getaways from Amritsar that will enchant and entertain you on the go! 

1 – Khajjiar

You don’t have to go all the way to Gulmarg to enjoy the scenic magnificence of Kashmir. Khajjiar is also called the ‘Gulmarg of Himachal’. If you prefer to stay by yourself and enjoy the silence that nature offers, you must definitely visit Khajjiar. As soon as you reach, you will be surrounded by lofty pine trees and deodar forests. The scent of wild flowers will fill your head with euphoria. With the backdrop of the snow-laden Himalayan mountains, Khajjiar is nothing less than a paradise. It is about 212 km away from Amritsar. 

2 – Dalhousie

If you are fascinated with colonial architecture and the mesmerizing churches from the British Era, you will love Dalhousie. It is named after one of the famous British Governors, Lord Dalhousie. This hill station is filled with lush greenery, chirping birds, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar hill ranges. You can take a scenic train trip to pass through the dense canopies and enjoy being in the lap of nature. It is about 202 km away from Amritsar. If going by car or bike, you can cover the distance in about 4.5 hours.  

3 – Jammu

Yes, you heard that right! You can get in your vehicle and go all the way to Jammu from Amritsar. It is about 214 km away from the heart of Amritsar city. Jammu has a diverse list of tourist attractions. You can seek blessings from the Vaishno Devi Temple, and Mahamaya Temple, and explore the fortification of Bahu Fort, and Akhnoor Fort. Take pictures in Baag-e-Bahu or go trekking to the Patni Top. You will enjoy spending your weekend on the banks of the Tawi River. 

4 – Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana and gives you a glimpse of the perfect layout, thoughtful planning, and impressive urban development. Despite the technological growth, the city is also famous for historic monuments and peaceful getaways. You can visit the Rock Garden to see an entire place made out of rock formations, the Sunset at the Sukhna Lake, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Punjab Art Gallery. Chandigarh is 226 km away from Amritsar. 

5 – Dharamsala

Nestled in the majestic Himalayan mountains, Dharamshala is a serene sanctuary that enchants visitors with its breathtaking beauty. The town exudes a spiritual aura, being home to the revered Dalai Lama and a large Tibetan community. Its picturesque landscapes, with rolling hills and lush greenery, offer a haven for nature lovers and trekkers alike. Dharamshala is about 206 km away from Amritsar. If you have time, you can also travel a little farther from Dharmshala, about 10 km to reach McLeod Ganj and explore the Tibetian Civilisation. 

6 – Kangra

Safely tucked in the embrace of the majestic Kangra Valley, lies a place of spiritual resonance, renowned as the “Land of Gods” or “Devbhumi.” Kangra beckons those seeking a unique and offbeat weekend escape, drawing in both devout pilgrims and nature enthusiasts. The region presents a haven for avid trekkers, with its expansive pine forests, pristine snow-capped peaks, sprawling tea gardens, fruit orchards, fields, heavy streams, and charming rural dwellings. Kangra is about 200 km away from the Heart of Amritsar city. 

7 – Chamba

Chamba is one of those places in India that keeps the rich cultural heritage of the past alive even during the 21st Century. The ethnic beauty of this laid-back space attracts tourists from across the country. You will find Temples and Monuments that were constructed way back in the 2nd Century. The towering Himalayan ranges add a picturesque touch to the place. Chamba will make you want to fetch a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, snuggle, and just enjoy the silent breeze and unpolluted environment of the hilly terrain. 

8 – Shimla – Manali

The beautiful hill stations of Shimla and Manali are also quite close to Amritsar. If you are not worried about driving uphill through distinct U-pin roads, then you must embark on a journey to visit Shimla and Manali. Shimla is 296 km away from Amritsar and adding 100km more to your journey will take you to Manali. You will need an extended weekend to visit both places. However, the enchanting valleys, snow-capped mountains, lush green terrains, and the lip-smacking hillside Maggi will keep you bound to these holiday spots! 

9 – Mandi

Mandi is one of the closest Tourist attractions near Amritsar City. It is also known as the ‘ Varanasi of the Hills’ because of the ancient temples that hold powerful deities. The place falls on the route that connects Amritsar to Manali. If you don’t plan on traveling til Manali, you can always stop at Mandi and explore the bustling shopping markets here, seek blessings, and also click ample pictures near the ancient monuments. Mandi also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Kullu Valley. 

10 – Kasauli 

Kasauli is the perfect weekend getaway from the city of Amritsar! It is a hill station with tall pine trees, woody forests, and enchanting views of the surrounding valley. The houses, churches, and markets will remind you of the colonial era and the British rule in India. You can interact with the local people and embrace their culture. It is a silent getaway from your mundane routine and offers a soul-refreshing experience. 

To explore the weekend getaways from Amritsar, you will have to make a pit stop in Amritsar city first. For people who are coming from other parts of the world or other states in India, you can stay at Treebo Hotels in Amritsar and plan your itinerary. The hosts will also help you in finding the right weekend spots that will best suit your interests. Apart from hospitality, Treebo Hotels in Amritsar also provide – 

  • Complimentary breakfast and Free access to WiFi
  • Additional Discounts and coupons to reduce room prices while online booking
  • Book at your convenience and only pay during check-in
  • Free Cancellation upto 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time
  • World-class amenities at a budget-friendly price. 

After walking through the green paddy field of Amritsar, set out to explore the beautiful weekend getaways from this mesmerizing city. You might want to gulp down a glass of Patiala Lassi to get the much-needed energy! Filling your stomach with Chole Bhature will help too. Choose a weekend when you are free and explore the 10 places that we have mentioned. Rest assured, you won’t be disappointed with what you find.

Treebo Hotels in Amritsar

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