11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Manali
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Manali

2
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 still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, cruise along Rohtang Pass, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Manali. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leh travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
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 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and finally admire the striking features of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at India House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amritsar route planner .

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Spas
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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