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
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 6th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dharamsala vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
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 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Shimla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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