12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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Manali
— 1 night
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Kullu
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 1 night
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
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Pathankot
— 1 night
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Amritsar
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Manali

— 1 night
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall and then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary maker website.

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kullu

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kullu trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Dharamsala

— 1 night
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 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre.

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

Drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas · Museums

Dalhousie

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pathankot.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pathankot

— 1 night
Pathankot is a city in the Punjab state of India. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shahpurkandi Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Ka Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashapurni Mandir.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pathankot driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Pathankot in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Pathankot

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Amritsar

— 2 nights

Golden City

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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar road trip planning site.

You can drive from Pathankot to Amritsar in 2.5 hours. March in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

New Delhi

— 4 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mughal Garden and Rajpath. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Amritsar - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping