14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, and then look for gifts at India House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar day trip app .

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in June; daily highs in Amritsar reach 45°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Get some historical perspective at Manikaran Gurudwara and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip planning website .

You can drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manikaran Gurudwara ©
Manikaran Gurudwara
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Popular historic sites such as Jakhu Temple and Christ Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tara Devi Temple and Hanuman Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Christ The King Cathedral and Kansa Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Gurudwara Nada Sahib and Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib. Step out of Chandigarh with an excursion to Sri Takht Keshgarh Sahib in Rupnagar--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

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

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rupnagar, Panchkula
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib

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