14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jamnagar
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Joshimath
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jamnagar

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 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then look for gifts at Hamers, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie travel planner .

Jamnagar to Mussoorie is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Museums Parks Nature
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

1
day
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal, and then explore the activities along Chenab Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Joshimath online trip builder .

Drive from Mussoorie to Joshimath in 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Auli
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Vridh Badri Temple ©
Vridh Badri Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Getting from Joshimath to Manali by car takes about 21.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple. On the next day, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 11th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi road trip planning app .

Fly from Rishikesh to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Varanasi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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