12 days in North India & Chandigarh Itinerary

12 days in North India & Chandigarh Itinerary

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12 days in North India & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Chandigarh
— 1 day
train:  53​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajpath.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi driving holiday planner.

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, New Delhi is little chillier than Bengaluru - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, and then steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary app .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maryamuzzamani Palace
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shri Mankameshwar Mandir ©
Shri Mankameshwar Mandir

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Company Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mussoorie Christ Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, and finally make a trip to Lal Tibba.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Mussoorie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Mussoorie Christ Church ©
Mussoorie Christ Church

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kullu itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

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Manali

Manali
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manali road trip planner.

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santokhsar Sahib.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar tour planning website .

Getting from Manali to Amritsar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Shanti Kunj, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Shanti Kunj ©
Shanti Kunj

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