11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Khalsa College.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar online travel route planner .

Rajkot to Amritsar is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rajkot in May, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Khalsa College ©
Khalsa College

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Kangra Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, get great views at Naddi View Point, and make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Beas River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning website .

Getting from Dharamsala to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

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 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, make a trip to The Mall, stroll around Annandale Ground, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla vacation planning website .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 16th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Panjab University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chandigarh tour itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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