13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Parvati Valley and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip maker tool .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parvati Valley, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Naldehra Golf Course and The Glen will get you outdoors. Step out of Shimla to go to Shoghi and see Hanuman Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, browse the exhibits of Image Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lakkar Bazaar.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shimla journey planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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 9th (Sat), hike along Garam Sadak, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Ganji Pahari, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie holiday maker tool .

Getting from Shimla to Dalhousie by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree and War Memorial & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Harmandir Sahib and Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib. There's still lots to do: stop by The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amritsar online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Amritsar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
War Memorial & Museum ©
War Memorial & Museum

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