14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Palampur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Shimla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
9
Bhagalpur
— 1 day
Drive:  10 h
10
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, stop by Bombay Paperie, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then laugh and play at Red Carpet Wax Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Snow Kingdom. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Dharavi, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and finally wander the streets of Nariman Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mumbai. December in Mumbai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Beaches Theme Parks
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Dharavi ©
Dharavi

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Amritsar road trip planner .

Getting from Mumbai to Amritsar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Amritsar is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

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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 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and finally gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala attractions planner.

Drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palampur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): experience rural life at Wah Tea Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Sobha Singh Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery, and finally stroll around Saurabh Van Vihar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palampur itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Palampur in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Palampur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
Saurabh Van Vihar ©
Saurabh Van Vihar
Sobha Singh Art Gallery ©
Sobha Singh Art Gallery

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kullu itinerary planner .

Drive from Palampur to Kullu in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Spas
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimla travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shimla in December, New Delhi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bhagalpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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day
Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur ©
Bhagalpur is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Burhanath Mandir and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colganj Rock Cut Temples.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bhagalpur trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Bhagalpur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bhagalpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Burhanath Mandir ©
Burhanath Mandir

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and then don't miss a visit to Park Street.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Bhagalpur to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Park Street ©
Park Street

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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 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sarnath, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get a bit cooler in Varanasi: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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