11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jantar Mantar and ISKCON Noida. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

ISKCON Noida
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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.
On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at India House, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar travel route builder .

Getting from New Delhi to Amritsar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amritsar, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla road trip planner.

Getting from Amritsar to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
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.
Attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali route planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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