13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kullu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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 6th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then stop by India House, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar vacation planning website .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect nights in Amritsar to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then stroll through Garam Sadak, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

1
night
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, then examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chamba day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Chamba takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chamba

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple

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 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then stop by Thankas and Gifts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala day trip planning site .

Drive from Chamba to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kullu day trip tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley and then explore the activities along Beas River. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manali tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
day
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Golden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chogskhor Monastery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tabo trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Tabo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through Rakcham and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sangla holiday maker app .

You can drive from Tabo to Sangla in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple. On the next day, stroll through Annandale Ground, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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