11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by India House, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Amritsar tour site .

Ahmedabad to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in October: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 37°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Tours Parks
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Spas
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Khajjiar tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Khajjiar in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chamba
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Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Keylong and then get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Manali road trip planner.

Getting from Khajjiar to Manali by car takes about 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shimla tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Elante mall, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then hike along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

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