14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Rashtrapati Bhavan has been added to your itinerary. Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham will appeal to history buffs. Gandhi Smriti and India Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Gulab Singh Johrimal.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in March: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visit Hidimba Devi Temple and Ghatotkach Tree Templ for their historical value. International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get outdoors at Kufri Fun World and Naldehra Golf Course. You'll explore and learn at Prantika and Army Herritage Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shimla vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Take a break from the city and head to Sukhna Lake and Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden. Appreciate the collections at Government Museum and Art Gallery and Le Corbusier Centre. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and make a trip to Urban Theka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh tour site .

Take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

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