13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive
2
Narkanda
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sarahan
— 1 day
Drive
4
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chitkul
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalpa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Bus
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Chandigarh
— 2 nights
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Chandigarh

— 1 night

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally browse the different shops at Elante mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh journey website.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chandigarh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Narkanda.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Narkanda

— 2 nights
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Tanni Jubbar Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatu Mata Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hatu Peak and then experience rural life at Stokes Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Narkanda road trip site.

Getting from Chandigarh to Narkanda by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarahan.

Things to do in Narkanda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sarahan

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to King Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhima Kali Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sarahan trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Narkanda to Sarahan takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sangla.

Things to do in Sarahan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sangla

— 1 night
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Baspa River, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then wander the streets of Rakcham.

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Traveling by car from Sarahan to Sangla takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Chitkul.

Things to do in Sangla

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Chitkul

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mathi Temple.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chitkul trip planning website.

You can drive from Sangla to Chitkul in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kalpa.

Things to do in Chitkul

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kalpa

— 2 nights
Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hu-Ba-Lan-Kar Monastry, make a trip to Suicide Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayan-Nagini Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally snap pictures at Shongtong Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalpa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chitkul to Kalpa takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kalpa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, walk around Daulat Singh Park, and don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip site.

You can drive from Kalpa to Shimla in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Chandigarh

— 2 nights

City Beautiful

Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Timber Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh road trip app.

Take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.