13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You've added Naldehra Golf Course, Kali Bari Temple, Kufri Fun World, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, walk around Annandale Ground, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla visit planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Shimla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Solang Nullah, Manikaran Gurudwara, Oxygen Adventures, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and get great views at Gulaba.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dal Lake, Triund Hill and Kangra Valley. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala journey planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khajjiar Lake as well as Chamera Lake. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake and then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah as well as Jallianwala Bagh. On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Amritsar are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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