13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  9​h
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
4
Kutch
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Jogini Waterfall and Vashisht Baths. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mahadevi Tirth and Tripura Sundari Temple. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hampta, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip maker tool .

Chennai to Manali is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kullu, Tripura Sundari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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 21st (Mon): tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and finally gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planning app .

Drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kutch.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Mandir Mata Lal Devi
Mandir Mata Lal Devi

1
night
Kutch

Kutch ©
Home to India's largest salt marsh, Kutch lies on a flat tortoise-shaped piece of land at the India-Pakistan border.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham and then explore the activities along Great Rann of Kutch.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutch online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Amritsar to Kutch with the Route module. Traveling from Amritsar in October, expect Kutch to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kutch

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Rann of Kutch ©
Great Rann of Kutch
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary ©
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of the city life by going to Versoli Beach and Awas Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Mary Basilica and Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar. Venture out of the city with trips to Nerul Balaji Temple (in Navi Mumbai) and Mandwa Beach (in Alibaug). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple, contemplate the long history of Bandra Fort, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kutch to Mumbai. Traveling from Kutch in October, you will find days in Mumbai are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alibaug, Nerul Balaji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Versoli Beach ©
Versoli Beach
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

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