15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  11​h
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Haridwar
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Parvati Valley and Beas Kund. Change things up with a short trip to Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara in Manikaran (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Chandertal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Manali is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley
Chandertal Lake ©
Chandertal Lake

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Sivananda Ashram. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, take in the dramatic scenery at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Manali to Rishikesh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pawan Dham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saptarshi Ashram, then take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Haridwar online road trip planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Pawan Dham ©
Pawan Dham

4
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tibetan Buddhist Temple and Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve. Explore Mussoorie's surroundings by going to Surkhanda Devi Temple (in Dhanaulti), Gurudwara Paonta Sahib (in Paonta Sahib) and Dehradun (Indian Military Academy & Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Nag Tibba, take some stellar pictures from Cloud's End, take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Haridwar to Mussoorie by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dehradun, Dehradun District, Surkhanda Devi Temple, Nag Tibba, Gurudwara Paonta Sahib
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Gurudwara Paonta Sahib ©
Gurudwara Paonta Sahib

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