13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
2
Dehradun
— 2 nights
3
Kasauli
— 1 night
4
Shimla
— 1 night
5
Manali
— 2 nights
6
Dalhousie
— 1 night
7
Khajjiar
— 1 night
8
Dharamsala
— 2 nights

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Shiv Gauri Pashmina World. Popular historic sites such as Daksheshwar Mahadev and Kunjapuri Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Rishikesh to go to Haridwar and see Swami Vivekanand Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh road trip planner.

Hyderabad to Rishikesh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Haridwar, Kunjapuri Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Swarg Ashram ©
Swarg Ashram

2
nights
Dehradun

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 17th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Indian Military Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Subir Raha Oil Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dehradun trip website.

Drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Dehradun

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Pacific Mall ©
Pacific Mall
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kasauli trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dehradun to Kasauli in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple ©
Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir ©
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir

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 21st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, thenexamine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Lakkar Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shimla tour planning site.

You can drive from Kasauli to Shimla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Lakkar Bazaar ©
Lakkar Bazaar

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tripura Sundari Temple, examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tripura Sundari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Spas
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Khajjiar visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Khajjiar takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khajji Nag Temple
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Kangra Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, and then look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Khajjiar to Dharamsala takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre

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