13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Silchar
taxi+flight:  1​h 30​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Haridwar
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Silchar

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guwahati trip itinerary builder website .

Silchar to Guwahati is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. July in Guwahati sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Guwahati

Outdoors Tours Parks

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 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip site .

Getting from Guwahati to Shimla by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Roerich Memorial Trust and Hampta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manikaran Gurudwara and Tripura Sundari Temple. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Haripur to see The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tripura Sundari Temple, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shedup Choepelling Temple.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mussoorie vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Mussoorie takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Shedup Choepelling Temple
Shedup Choepelling Temple
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum, then Head underground at Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lachhiwala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Darbar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Rai Darbar.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dehradun trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Highlights from your plan
Forest Research Institute Museum ©
Forest Research Institute Museum
Sai Darbar Temple ©
Sai Darbar Temple

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tera Manzil Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarg Ashram, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planning site .

Drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Swarg Ashram ©
Swarg Ashram
Spas

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Kaliyar Sharif, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaitanya Mutt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Vyas Ashram.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chaitanya Mutt
Highlights from your plan
Shri Vyas Ashram ©
Shri Vyas Ashram

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