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
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
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.
On the 11th (Mon), stop by India House and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar vacation maker tool .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Amritsar hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

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

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 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chandigarh itinerary maker app .

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 13th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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

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 14th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip tool .

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough 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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

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

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and stroll through Akshardham.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Agra trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough 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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