11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar road trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amritsar, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie travel route app .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 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 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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St. John's Church ©
St. John'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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Solang Valley and Solang Nullah. Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, then make a trip to The Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla journey planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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