11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Srinagar
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip planner .

New Delhi to Srinagar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Srinagar is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

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Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally make a trip to Panjab University.

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Fly from Srinagar to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

2
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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then stroll through Annandale, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamai Temple, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shimla route maker site .

Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip website .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kullu itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Lord Ramchandra Temple ©
Lord Ramchandra Temple

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New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, don't miss a visit to Naqqar Khana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Agrasen Ki Baoli.

To see photos and other tourist information, read New Delhi online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Kullu to New Delhi with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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