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:  5​h
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akal Takht and The Partition Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amritsar: Jalandhar (Rangla Punjab Haveli & Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar driving holiday planner .

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 November, things will get a bit cooler in Amritsar: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ridge and Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shyamakali Temple, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, and gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary website .

Getting from Amritsar to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rohtang Pass and Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Kullu to see Hampta about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas Kund, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali vacation planning tool .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Hampta, Rohtang Pass
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Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Rajpath, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi travel planner .

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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