12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vadodara
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Vadodara

2
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: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Vadodara to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip builder .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 22nd (Sun), appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu road trip website .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 24th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then stop by Kushi Boutique.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online holiday planner .

Getting from Kullu to Dharamsala by car takes about 6.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Chamera Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalei Mata Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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