15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Amritsar to Jalandhar to see Rangla Punjab Haveli about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Akal Takht.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar holiday planning website .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trip

Rangla Punjab Haveli
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then stop by Kushi Boutique, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala day trip planner.

Getting from Amritsar to Dharamsala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 31st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shimla day trip planning app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali travel planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kullu is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunathjee Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampta.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hampta ©
Hampta

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