13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, admire the striking features of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

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Ahmedabad to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at India House. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, then appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Akal Takht.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Amritsar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

1
night
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 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie travel app .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Manikaran and see Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and then deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online vacation maker .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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