11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Dalhousie
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Dharmasthala
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

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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: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In December, daytime highs in New Delhi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

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

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Dalhousie

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.
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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Dalhousie in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toAmritsar.

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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 31st (Sun), make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, make a trip to Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar attractions planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dharmasthala.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala
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Explore your travel options from Amritsar to Dharmasthala with the Route module. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Chandigarh.

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dharmasthala to Chandigarh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimla online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, then fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manali online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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