12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jodhpur
train:  14​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Kasol
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Chandigarh
— 1 day
train:  19​h 15​min
End: Jodhpur


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hours
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.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Jodhpur to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toShimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 2nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, then get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, and then walk around Annandale Ground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, appreciate the views at The Glen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
The Glen ©
The Glen

2
nights
Kasol

Kasol ©
Escape the urban bustle at Chandrakhani Pass and Chandertal Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Manalsu and Raghunath Temple. Explore Kasol's surroundings by going to Kullu (Mahadevi Tirth, Jagannathi Temple, & more).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kasol trip maker website .

You can drive from Shimla to Kasol in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran
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Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir
Jagannathi Temple ©
Jagannathi Temple

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 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, head outdoors with Hampta, and then explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kasol to Manali takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

1
night
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 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then trek along Indrahar Pass. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kareri Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang, then make a trip to Chamunda Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Indrahar Pass ©
Indrahar Pass
Kareri Lake ©
Kareri Lake

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral, take a peaceful walk through Nepli Reserve Forest, and then stroll through Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Chandigarh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Nepli Reserve Forest ©
Nepli Reserve Forest

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