12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
Kufri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
9
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
10
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Amritsar trip itinerary builder .

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, things will get a bit warmer in Amritsar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Khajjiar trip planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Khajjiar to Dharamsala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then cruise along Rohtang Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, and then trek along Sar Pass Trek.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kasol travel route planning tool .

Getting from Manali to Kasol by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Hot Water Spring
Highlights from your plan
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek

1
day
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chogskhor Monastery, then view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tabo Monastery.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Tabo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kasol to Tabo takes 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kufri.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery

1
day
Kufri

Kufri ©
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kufri route planner .

You can drive from Tabo to Kufri in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Kufri

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Prantika, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

Plan my trip to Shimla with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kufri to Shimla by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh online day trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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