11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vadodara
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 day
Bus:  2 h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
7
Vadodara
— 1 day
+4
Fly + Subway + Foot + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
8
Agra
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Vadodara

1
day
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 3rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh vacation tool .

Vadodara to Chandigarh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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 4th (Mon): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel planner.

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kullu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 7th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip builder tool .

Drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
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 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Rang Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie journey maker app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Rang Mahal ©
Rang Mahal

1
day
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 10th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Sayaji Baug, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, then see the interesting displays at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, and finally make a trip to Alkapuri Haveli.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vadodara attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Vadodara takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug
EME Temple ©
EME Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vadodara to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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