21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kasauli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Kangra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

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New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kullu.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
days
Kullu

Kullu ©
On the 3rd (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, then make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

7
days
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Get out of town with these interesting Chandigarh side-trips: ChhattBir Zoo (in Panchkula) and Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Tue) at Fun City - Elante Mall. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

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You can drive from Kullu to Chandigarh in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kasauli.

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Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Fun City - Elante Mall, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
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Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

2
days
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the next day, trek along Gilbert Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dolanji Bon Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

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Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Kasauli takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

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Dolanji Bon Monastery, Krishna Bhavan Mandir
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Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir ©
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir

3
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, parks, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church.

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Getting from Kasauli to Shimla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangra.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
days
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On the 17th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanuman ji Ka Tiba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and finally don't miss a visit to Kangra Fort. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Masroor Rock Cut Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baglamukhi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawali Ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangra online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kangra takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

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Mata Brajeshwari Devi ©
Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Masroor Rock Cut Temple ©
Masroor Rock Cut Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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 19th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, explore the activities along Dal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Kangra to Dharamsala takes an hour. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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