12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Kasol
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur


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1
night
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kosi River has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the activities along Kosi River, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Sitabani Temple, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Ramganga Dam.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jim Corbett National Park trip planner .

Jaipur to Jim Corbett National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ramganga Dam
Highlights from your plan
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Safaris
Sitabani Temple ©
Sitabani Temple

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Naina Peak has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point, admire the striking features of Nainital Governor's House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat) ©
Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhootnath Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

1
night
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joshimath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tapovan Hot Springs, then head outdoors with Auli, and finally hit the slopes at Auli Ski & Snowboard School.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshimath trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Joshimath

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chamoli, Auli Ski & Snowboard School
Highlights from your plan
Auli ©
Auli
Joshimath ©
Joshimath

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gun Hill as well as Camel's Back Road. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Gun Hill, then trek along Camel's Back Road, and then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie online road trip planner .

Drive from Joshimath to Mussoorie in 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

few
hours
Kasol

Kasol ©
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasol trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Kasol takes 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasol

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hot Water Spring, Harinder Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jogini Waterfall, Himalayan Nature Escapes and Solang Nullah. On the 5th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, trek along with Himalayan Nature Escapes, then take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manali vacation maker app .

Drive from Kasol to Manali in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
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 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, explore the activities along Chamera Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Dalhousie by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Raghunath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum as well as Wagah. On the 8th (Fri), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort and then make a trip to Khalsa College.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Wagah ©
Wagah
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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