12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, get outside with Rohtang Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali journey site .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Craignano (in Mashobra). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

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

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Craignano, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. Keep things going the next day: hike along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

Plan trip to Chandigarh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

2
nights
Amritsar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at India House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, and finally appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Spas
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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