12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
2
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

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New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bhimtal
Highlights from your plan
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham ©
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, then steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Naina Devi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital trip planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Naina Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Devi Temple ©
Naina Devi 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.
On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, and then take in the awesome beauty at Timber Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Chandigarh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harmandir Sahib, Kansa Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna 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 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, make a trip to The Mall, and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

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Getting from Chandigarh to Shimla by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kullu day trip planning app .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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