13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kasauli
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Jabalpur


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1
night
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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online holiday planner .

Jabalpur to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church and then make a trip to The Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Gilbert Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kasauli trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kasauli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Solang Valley and Beas River will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Naggar (Chanderkhani Pass & Naggar Castle). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Manali takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moti Tibba, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and finally browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamba, Golden Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online itinerary maker .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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