13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
9
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  14​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
day
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.
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar day trip website .

Birmingham, UK to Amritsar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Amritsar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in December, expect nights in Amritsar to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are much hotter, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bundlamata Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, and finally stop by Thankas and Gifts.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala tour app .

Getting from Amritsar to Dharamsala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Naam Art Gallery ©
Naam Art Gallery
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally see the interesting displays at Himachal State Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Army Herritage Museum ©
Army Herritage Museum
Himachal State Museum ©
Himachal State Museum

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then stop by Decathlon Zirakpur, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Chandigarh are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Highlights from your plan
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Haridwar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then stop by Arihant Gems, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib ©
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib

1
night
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 26th (Thu), browse for treasures at Ashul Sharma, then stop by Harmony Book Shop, then examine the collection at Bharat Kala Bhavan, and finally view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in December, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Agra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Banganga Tank. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Siddhivinayak will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, browse the eclectic array of goods at Zaveri Bazaar, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and steep yourself in history at Khotachiwadi.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Mumbai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Agra in December, expect Mumbai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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