12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Chamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Shimla

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Craignano in Mashobra, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Ridge, and explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gulaba. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kids will enjoy Khajjiar Lake and Chamera Dam. Step out of Chamba to go to Khajjiar and see Golden Devi Temple, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Temple, examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Scotland.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamba travel route site .

You can drive from Manali to Chamba in 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Chamba

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Golden Devi Temple
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Chamera Dam ©
Chamera Dam
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie travel route builder .

Drive from Chamba to Dalhousie in 2 hours. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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