11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib and Wagah. On the 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, take in a show at Wagah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amritsar travel planner.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Nightlife Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner .

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 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 13th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): stop by Kushi Boutique and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara, explore the activities along Beas River, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Spas
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art ©

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