13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5 h
1
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Pune

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Haridwar day trip planning site .

Pune to Haridwar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ram Jhula and Walking tours. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh day trip planning tool .

Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala

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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mussoorie trip planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Museums
Highlights from your plan
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Ridge and Christ Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Craignano (in Mashobra). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, and stroll through Annandale Ground.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shimla attractions website .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Craignano, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manali online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

Discover how to plan a New Delhi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Spas Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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