12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + subway + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
6
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner .

Chennai to Agra is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Agra, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fatehpur Sikri
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then stroll through Humayun's Tomb, and finally examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
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 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kullu trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Kullu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, explore the activities along Beas Kund, and then take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali online journey planner .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Museums
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamai Temple, steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then stroll through Annandale Ground, and finally see the interesting displays at Prantika.

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You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mahamai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Darjeeling takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Shimla, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Darjeeling, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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