12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Kasol
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Get some cultural insight at Harmandir Sahib and Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai. Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree and Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goindwal Sahib, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Khalsa College.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar online attractions planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Amritsar reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Devi Temple
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get a sense of the local culture at Baijnath Temple and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Jwalamukhi Temple. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi), Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur) and Kangra (Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi & Baglamukhi Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and admire the striking features of Nechung Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Jwalamukhi Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple
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Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple

3
nights
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Get some cultural insight at Bijli Mahadev Temple and Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parvati Valley and Kheer Ganga. It doesn't end there: stroll through Sar Pass Trek.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kasol tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kasol takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kullu, Parvati Valley, Kheer Ganga
Highlights from your plan
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

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