11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla day trip tool .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Naggar Castle about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, get outside with Rohtang Pass, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie road trip planning website .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

2
nights
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 31st (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then make a trip to Akal Takht, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip app .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Amritsar sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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