12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kufri
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Manali
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Pune

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip itinerary maker tool .

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

3
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 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online trip builder .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kufri.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

few
hours
Kufri

Kufri
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kufri route website .

Getting from Shimla to Kufri by car takes about an hour. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toKullu.

Things to do in Kufri

Parks Wildlife

3
nights
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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannathi Temple at Bhekhli, then take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kullu trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kufri to Kullu takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lord Ramchandra Temple, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
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Jagannathi Temple ©
Jagannathi Temple
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Van Vihar National Park, Naggar Castle, Ram Temple
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Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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