12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Drive:  9​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Kangra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Prantika, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then make a trip to The Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla travel itinerary planner .

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Rakcham and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sangla trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Sangla to Manali takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kangra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
day
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Baglamukhi Temple, don't miss a visit to Ambika Devi Temple, delve into the distant past at Shri Kangra Jain Shwetambar Teerth, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and finally make a trip to Kangra Fort.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangra road trip planning tool .

Drive from Manali to Kangra in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites
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Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Ambika Devi Temple ©
Ambika Devi Temple

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala vacation app .

You can drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

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