12 days in North India, Chandigarh & Mumbai Itinerary

12 days in North India, Chandigarh & Mumbai Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive
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Chandigarh
— 1 night
Bus
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manali
— 1 night
Drive
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Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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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 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Delhi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chamarel, Mauritius to New Delhi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chamarel to New Delhi. When traveling from Chamarel in December, plan for slightly colder days in New Delhi, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online vacation planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Haridwar

Gateway to Gods

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 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar driving holiday website.

You can drive from Agra to Haridwar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Chandigarh

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh attractions planner.

You can drive from Haridwar to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Nature

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Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip website.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Amritsar

Golden City

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 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, and finally appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar day trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Amritsar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks · Historic Sites

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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally hunt for treasures at Crawford Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amritsar in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites