12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  13​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Pahalgam
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Goa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kozhikode

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal driving holiday planner .

Kozhikode to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, 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 find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manali travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Manali in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 24th (Sun), look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, then stop by Zanskar Arts, then steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium. On the next day, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

few
hours
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam trip planning site .

Getting from Leh to Pahalgam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Amritsar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal ©
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus and Our Lady of Grace Church for their historical value. Visiting Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers, and hunt for treasures at Margao Market.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner .

You can fly from Amritsar to Goa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in December, things will get much hotter in Goa: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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