12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Wagah has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in a show at Wagah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, and finally stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amritsar day trip planning site.

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 slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, thentake in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie trip app.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

2
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. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala online tour planner.

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

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature 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.
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. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manali online vacation planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tara Devi Temple and Kali Bari Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Himalayan Nature Park and Naldehra Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and hunt for treasures at Lakkar Bazaar.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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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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