13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Bus:  2 h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Amritsar
— 3 nights
End: Amritsar

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tara Devi Temple. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, make a trip to The Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla tour builder .

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, explore the activities along Beas River, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Van Vihar National Park
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, explore the activities along Dal Lake, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then don't miss a visit to Sach Pass. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
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 nightlife, historic sites, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, and stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mandir Mata Lal Devi
Mandir Mata Lal Devi
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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