13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
bus:  2​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Prantika.

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New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Museums
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Jamula Temple. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip maker site .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some cultural insight at Hall of Fame and Likir Gompa. Visiting Photography Tours and Markha Valley will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, look for gifts at Pashmina House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leh trip builder app .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

3
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 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Museums
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

few
hours
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 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, and then look for gifts at India House.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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