12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ambala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Katra

Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katra tour itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai to Katra is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Katra

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours

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 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Katra to Dalhousie in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, and don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

Discover how to plan a Dharamsala trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

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Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ambala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
night
Ambala

Ambala ©
Ambala is a city and a municipal corporation in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India, located on the border with the Indian state of Punjab and in proximity to both states capital Chandigarh. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sis Ganj Gurudwara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Manji Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambala holiday maker site .

You can drive from Shimla to Ambala in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ambala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Manji Sahib ©
Gurudwara Manji Sahib
Sis Ganj Gurudwara ©
Sis Ganj Gurudwara
Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib ©
Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib

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