11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at The Pahari Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nainital journey maker tool .

Bengaluru to Nainital is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Nainital

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
The Pahari Store ©
The Pahari Store
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then stop by Himalayan Weavers, and finally get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie online attractions planner .

You can drive from Nainital to Mussoorie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Wildlife Spas
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Spas
Himalayan Weavers ©
Himalayan Weavers

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Christ The King Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then look for gifts at Decathlon Zirakpur, and finally make a trip to Urban Theka.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Decathlon Zirakpur ©
Decathlon Zirakpur
Urban Theka ©
Urban Theka

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Manu Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip maker .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Spas
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
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 7th (Fri): explore the galleries of Naam Art Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, and finally browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online route planner .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Shopping Spas Museums
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Maximus Mall ©
Maximus Mall
Spas
Naam Art Gallery ©
Naam Art Gallery

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Head to Zaveri Bazaar and Bungalow Eightfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gateway of India, take a stroll through Nariman Point, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Dharamsala to Mumbai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Chandivali Studio
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Nariman Point
Nariman Point

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