13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Mumbai
train:  29​h
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
train:  32​h
Mumbai

1
day
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 30th (Sat): make a trip to Panjab University.

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Mumbai (Bombay) to Chandigarh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

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Side Trips

Green Valley, Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Green Valley ©
Green Valley
Panjab University ©
Panjab University

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Van Vihar National Park.

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You can drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
On the 3rd (Wed), hike along Chandrakhani Pass and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

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Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

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Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Dal Lake, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dharamsala takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then make a trip to Sach Pass. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

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You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Khajjiar Lake
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

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Getting from Dalhousie to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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