15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Firozpur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Katra
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): walk around Annandale Ground, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Shimla

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

3
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Shankaracharya Hill and Pari Mahal will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Srinagar: Gulmarg (Apharwat Peak & Rani Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, take in nature's colorful creations at Chashme Shahi Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Srinagar trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Srinagar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Srinagar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gulmarg
Highlights from your plan
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at India House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, then appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Srinagar in October, with highs in Amritsar at 37°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Firozpur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

1
night
Firozpur

Firozpur ©
Firozpur, also known as Ferozepur, is a city on the banks of the Sutlej River in Firozpur District, Punjab, India. On the 14th (Mon), explore the activities along Harike Lake and then don't miss a visit to National Martyrs Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Firozpur trip site .

You can drive from Amritsar to Firozpur in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Firozpur

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harike Lake ©
Harike Lake
National Martyrs Memorial ©
National Martyrs Memorial

3
nights
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bagh-e Bahu Aquarium and Nau Devi Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katra: Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir (in Nagrota) and Jammu City (Chenab Bridge & Bagh-e-Bahu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shiv Khori Shrine, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katra planning tool .

Traveling by car from Firozpur to Katra takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jammu City, Reasi District, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Bagh-e Bahu Aquarium ©
Bagh-e Bahu Aquarium

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.
Kids will enjoy Jantar Mantar and ISKCON Noida. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi sightseeing planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katra to New Delhi. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

ISKCON Noida
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Food Tours

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