12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Mashobra to see Craignano about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip builder website .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Craignano
Highlights from your plan
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kullu route maker website .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dalhousie route planner .

You can drive from Kullu to Dalhousie in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala online route builder .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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