12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Manikaran
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Visakhapatnam

1
day
Manikaran

Manikaran ©
You've now added Kheer Ganga to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kheer Ganga, and then make a trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manikaran travel planning site .

Mumbai to Manikaran is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manikaran

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kheer Ganga ©
Kheer Ganga
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On your second day here, appreciate the views at Parvati Valley.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kasol trip planner .

Mumbai to Kasol is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Kasol

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parvati Valley
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Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kullu travel tool .

Traveling by car from Kasol to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley and then explore the activities along Beas River. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali road trip planner.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Keylong ©
Keylong

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You've now added Kalka - Shimla Railway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get interesting insight from Kalka - Shimla Railway and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip planning app .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Shimla

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Kalka - Shimla Railway ©
Kalka - Shimla Railway
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Step out of Rishikesh with an excursion to Ganga Aarti at Haridwar in Haridwar--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planner.

Getting from Shimla to Rishikesh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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