11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​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
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Agra
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar holiday planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Amritsar, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Spas
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh tour planner.

Getting from Amritsar to Chandigarh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Monument Rani Jhansi ©
Monument Rani Jhansi
Himalayan Bird Park ©
Himalayan Bird Park

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then explore the activities along Beas River.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali holiday website .

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

Things to do in Manali

Museums Parks Nature
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Luv Indiya, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

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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 up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taj Gallery and U.P Handicrafts Development Center. Taj Mahal and Spiritual Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Taj Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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