11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

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

2
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 10th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manali day trip app .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

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
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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.
You've now added Khajjiar Lake to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Rang Mahal ©
Rang Mahal

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.
Wagah has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Akal Takht, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leh attractions planner .

Fly from Amritsar to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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