15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Amritsar
— 2 nights
7
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. May in New Delhi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Panjab University, then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh attractions planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, examine the collection at Prantika, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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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, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manali trip builder .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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

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night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

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You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Khalsa College, stop by India House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar vacation planner .

Getting from Kullu to Amritsar by car takes about 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
On the 24th (Fri), stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, appreciate the history behind Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip maker .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue ©
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue

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