14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Palampur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kangra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 5th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre and then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh day trip planning tool.

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali trip app.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palampur.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery
Jagatipatt Temple ©
Jagatipatt Temple

1
night
Palampur

Palampur ©
Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. On the 12th (Sun), walk around Saurabh Van Vihar, don't miss a visit to Neugal Khad, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palampur Tea Gardens, and finally walk around Neogal Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palampur visit planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Palampur in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kangra.

Things to do in Palampur

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saurabh Van Vihar ©
Saurabh Van Vihar
Palampur Tea Gardens ©
Palampur Tea Gardens

1
night
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Kangra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jai Singh Palace, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanuman ji Ka Tiba, and finally make a trip to Masroor Rock Cut Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kangra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palampur to Kangra takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Masroor Rock Cut Temple ©
Masroor Rock Cut 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill and then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dharamsala using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Dharamsala War Memorial ©
Dharamsala War Memorial
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Khajjiar attractions planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Khajjiar in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie planning website.

Getting from Khajjiar to Dalhousie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Virasat-e-Khlasa, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then make a trip to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar online vacation planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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