11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Manali
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Manali

1
day
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Delhi vacation trip planner.

Manali to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

1
day
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the activities along Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manali tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

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Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Club House

4
days
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, sightseeing, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

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Nature Parks Sightseeing
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Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then don't miss a visit to Sach Pass. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Chamba
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Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then make a trip to Akal Takht, and finally don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then make a trip to Khalsa College, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar vacation planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht

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