13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kullu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Chandigarh
— Few hours
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then make a trip to Rajpath, then stroll through Humayun's Tomb, and finally examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then make a trip to Iron Pillar of Delhi, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Delhi travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taj Mahal. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Taj Mahal, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
The Glen has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the views at The Glen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shimla driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Agra to Shimla in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kullu takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Rohtang Pass and Beas Kund. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner.

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Beas River ©
Beas River

few
hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh route app .

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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