13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kullu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to The Mall, then look for all kinds of wild species 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 where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla itinerary planning app .

Bhubaneswar to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

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 22nd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Rohtang Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then take some stellar pictures from Gulaba.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Rang Mahal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Rang Mahal ©
Rang Mahal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village and then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Kullu. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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