11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  17​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
train:  4​h
2
Kalka
— 1 night
train:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kullu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h
6
Amritsar
— 2 nights
train:  33​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Qutub Minar and then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi online driving holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Delhi, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kalka.

Things to do in New Delhi

Parks Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

1
night
Kalka

Kalka
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalka vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Kalka takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Shimla on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Kalka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You've added Kufri Fun World, Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and then make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

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You can drive from Kalka to Shimla in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

few
hours
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
You've now added Hanogi Mata Temple to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kullu route app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kullu takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pandoh Dam
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Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah and then take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tarn Taran Sahib, Harmandir Sahib and Wagah. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Amritsar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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