13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Jammu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad


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2
nights
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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip maker app .

Ahmedabad to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Amritsar to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

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You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jammu City.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bagh-e Bahu Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranbireshwar Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bawey Wali Mata Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Maya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantalai Temple, and finally get outside with Leh–Manali Highway.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jammu City trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dalhousie to Jammu City by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jammu City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial ©
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial
Ranbireshwar Temple ©
Ranbireshwar Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip app .

You can drive from Jammu City to Manali in 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla attractions planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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