12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Porbandar
bus:  7 h
1
Ahmedabad
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Kalka
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
5
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Porbandar

few
hours
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad trip itinerary planning app .

Porbandar to Ahmedabad is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In December, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pinjore Gardens, Chandigarh Rose Garden and The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. On the 14th (Sat), walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

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You can fly from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in December: highs in Chandigarh hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

1
night
Kalka

Kalka
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kalka travel planning site .

Getting from Chandigarh to Kalka by car takes about an hour. December in Kalka sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimla.

Things to do in Kalka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Shimla

Shimla
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla journey site .

You can drive from Kalka to Shimla in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You've now added Beas River to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, cruise along Hampta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Manali vacation planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hampta, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala online vacation planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
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.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie itinerary app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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hours
Chandigarh

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then admire the verdant scenery at Leisure Valley.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh route maker site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Spas Nature
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Spas

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night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
On the 24th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, then explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad vacation planner.

You can fly from Chandigarh to Ahmedabad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chandigarh in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ahmedabad, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Akshardham
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home ©
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

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