12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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1
Amritsar
— 1 night
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
4
Manali
— 3 nights
5
Shimla
— 3 nights

1
night
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 Wagah. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, thentake in a show at Wagah, and finally stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amritsar using our trip planner.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in February, expect nights in Amritsar to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Historic Sites Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

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 19th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Church. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 21st (Thu), stop by Thankas and Gifts. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

3
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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, and then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manali online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tara Devi Temple and Kali Bari Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Himalayan Nature Park and Lakkar Bazaar. Change things up with a short trip to Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Heritage Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shimla sightseeing app.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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