15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Kedarnath
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Badrinath
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like India Gate and Akshardham. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and make a trip to Iron Pillar of Delhi.

To find out how to plan a trip to New Delhi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tarn Taran Sahib and Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai. Go for a jaunt from Amritsar to Gurdaspur to see Achaleshwar Temple about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar route tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Amritsar sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Side Trip

Achaleshwar Temple
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

3
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Adhbut Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Triveni Ghat (in Ujjain) and Rishikesh (Triveni Ghat & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and go for a walk through Birla Ghat.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Haridwar online trip maker .

Getting from Amritsar to Haridwar by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
day
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madmaheshwar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedarnath Mandir.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kedarnath trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haridwar to Kedarnath. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kedarnath

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Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple

2
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapt Kund, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, and finally contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Badrinath online vacation maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Tapt Kund ©
Tapt Kund

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shyamakali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Shimla takes 17.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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