11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

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

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 6th (Mon): look for gifts at India House, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie visit planner.

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Raghunath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khajjiar tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

2
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 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Khajjiar to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, hike along Gilbert Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kasauli attractions planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kasauli

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Panjab University, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

Make your Chandigarh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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