12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Tarn Taran Sahib and Company Bagh will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar journey maker .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Manali fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

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
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally walk around Annandale Ground.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

4
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Attractions like Kansa Devi Temple and Gurudwara Nada Sahib make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Chandigarh: Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore), Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka) and Kasauli (Sunset Point, Manki Point, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, don't miss a visit to Urban Theka, and take in the awesome beauty at Timber Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kasauli, Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Kali Mata Temple
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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