13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolhapur
1
Kolhapur
— 1 day
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + subway + train:  11​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Shimla
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
End: Kolhapur

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
On the 1st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, then make a trip to Gagangad, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kshetra Jyotiba Dongar.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kolhapur travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolhapur. In May in Kolhapur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, stop by J.K. Cottage Industries, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra day trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Kolhapur to Agra in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kolhapur in May: highs in Agra hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Walking tours

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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 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajpath. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online journey planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
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Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Amritsar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amritsar, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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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 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, hike along Chandrakhani Pass, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannathi Temple.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kullu attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Kullu takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, and then cruise along Hampta.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali journey planning tool .

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hampta, Ram Temple
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, then stroll through Annandale Ground, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shimla sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Indian Institute of Advanced Study

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