12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Surat

2
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sahastradhara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun day trip site .

Surat to Dehradun is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Rishikesh, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll around Company Garden, look for gifts at Hamers, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Camel's Back Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip builder .

Getting from Dehradun to Mussoorie by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, cruise along Rohtang Pass, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manali travel planning app .

Drive from Mussoorie to Manali in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery.

Make your Shimla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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