12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Amritsar
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Amritsar

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Harmandir Sahib and Durgiana Temple. Explore Amritsar's surroundings by going to Jalandhar (Wonderland Theme Park, Rangla Punjab Haveli, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, make a trip to Khalsa College, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planner.

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Amritsar to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the wide array of goods at Kushi Boutique, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 16th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like The Mall and Jakhu Temple make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature