12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip maker app .

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
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, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali travel route planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

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

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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 2nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie route app .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): look for gifts at India House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, then contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
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