12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Surat

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.
On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, and then trek along Garam Sadak.

You can plan Dalhousie trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Surat to Dalhousie is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online tour builder .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
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.
Family-friendly places like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

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

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Family-friendly places like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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