12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at National Rail Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens. On your second day here, stroll through ChhattBir Zoo, don't miss a visit to Urban Theka, and then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh visit planning tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah. On the 5th (Sun), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amritsar day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wagah ©
Wagah
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

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 6th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then trek along Ganji Pahari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie day trip site .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, and finally appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Rohtang Pass has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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