12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bhopal

1
night
Amritsar

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar journey planner .

Bhopal to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bhopal in May, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kullu: Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Naina Bhagwati Mandir (in Manikaran). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, hike along Chandrakhani Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kullu trip maker .

You can drive from Amritsar to Kullu in 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Manikaran, Naggar Castle
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Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, stroll through Annandale Ground, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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