11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planning app .

Rajkot to Shimla is an approximately 26-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rozy Falls.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali day trip planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

3
nights
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 30th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

Start your trip to Dharamsala by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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