10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Amritsar is little chillier than Ahmedabad - with highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Ganji Pahari, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then make a trip to Sach Pass.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie planner .

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, and then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder website .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beas Kund and Hampta. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Manali driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Dharamsala to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple. Keep things going the next day: hike along Shimla Heritage Walk, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple.

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

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Hanuman Temple
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

few
hours
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 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

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