11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, stroll around Annandale Ground, then go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hampta and Beas Kund. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Manali travel route planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip builder website .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes HPCA Stadium. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Amritsar.
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib as well as Wagah. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goindwal Sahib.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amritsar journey maker app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib

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