11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then hike along Ganji Pahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): walk around Beeji's Park, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie road trip site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dalhousie is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali sightseeing site.

Drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Daulat Singh Park, make a trip to The Mall, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla itinerary planning site.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala holiday planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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