7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ambala
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla day trip planning tool .

Ambala to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites
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Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Rani Nala and Vashisht Baths will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
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 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Panjab University.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Panjab University ©
Panjab University
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar day trip planner.

You can fly from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites, #Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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