11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chandigarh trip planner .

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shimla vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

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

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 10th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie sightseeing website .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar road trip planning site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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