12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Lansdowne
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Gangotri
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Pune


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5
nights
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.
Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to Climbing Tours in Leh, about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New Delhi road trip tool .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Climbing Tours
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1
night
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Darwan Singh Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Har Ki Dun Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Devi Temple, explore the activities along Bhulla Tal Lake, then get great views at Tip-in-Top Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lansdowne journey tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Lansdowne by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joshimath.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Har Ki Dun Valley
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Bhulla Tal Lake ©
Bhulla Tal Lake
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Auli Ski & Snowboard School and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Joshimath trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lansdowne to Joshimath by car takes about 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangotri.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Auli
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal

1
night
Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Pandav Gufa, admire the sheer force of Gauri Kund and Surya Kund, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kedar Taal.

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Drive from Joshimath to Gangotri in 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Parks Nature
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Kedar Taal ©
Kedar Taal

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