11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Pune

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 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, admire the striking features of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, stop by India House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally admire the striking features of Akal Takht.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar road trip planning tool .

Pune to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, hike along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, and then take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla trip site .

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manali travel tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kullu online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Sar Pass Trek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kasol itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kullu to Kasol in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Manikaran
Highlights from your plan
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, wander the streets of Dharavi, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai vacation planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasol to Mumbai. In January, daytime highs in Mumbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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