13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly:  10​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Jabalpur

1
night
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 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amritsar planner .

Jabalpur to Amritsar is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jabalpur in May, Amritsar is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then make a trip to Chamunda Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill and then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

Before you visit Dharamsala, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, then meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Mall, then identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shimla online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manali tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jantar Mantar. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and examine the collection at National Rail Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

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