11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Ground. Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park in Solan, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Heritage Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

Before you visit Shimla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund and then explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

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Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake
Off-Road 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 16th (Sat): hike along Ganji Pahari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

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 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

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 20th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh travel planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Chandigarh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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