12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
train:  10​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
train:  19​h
2
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Roorkee
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Dhaka City

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You've now added Kolkata City Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Kolkata City Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens, and then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel route planning site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. May in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Eden Gardens ©
Eden Gardens

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akshardham as well as Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Roorkee.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Roorkee

Roorkee ©
Roorkee is a city in north India, located in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Roorkee road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Roorkee takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Roorkee

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

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 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, then get your game on at Club House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manali online travel planner .

Drive from Roorkee to Manali in 12.5 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

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

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chandni Chowk, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Food Tours, and other attractions. See some other sides of New Delhi: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Food Tours

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