12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kullu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. 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 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, let little ones run wild at Play Safari, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agra vacation planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Play Safari ©
Play Safari

1
night
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toAmritsar.

Things to do in Udaipur

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Amritsar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amritsar when traveling from Udaipur in May, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla online travel planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring and then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

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You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

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