12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kullu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar planner .

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir 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 29th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shimla online route 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manali trip maker app .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kullu trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at India Gate, then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kullu to New Delhi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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night
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, then admire the striking features of Buland Darwaza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkadheesh Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fatehpur Sikri trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Agra.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dwarkadheesh Temple
Highlights from your plan
Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti ©
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Agra route maker app .

Traveling by train from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Mina Masjid ©
Mina Masjid

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Haridwar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmath Niketan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip planner .

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
River Rafting & Tubing
Parmath Niketan Temple ©
Parmath Niketan Temple

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