15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Firozpur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chennai

2
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip planner .

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in October, plan for slightly colder nights in New Delhi, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and then find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Spas

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 12th (Sat): stroll around Annandale Ground, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shimla using our trip planner.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal, take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Srinagar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at India House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar road trip app .

You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Srinagar in October, expect Amritsar to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Firozpur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
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 16th (Wed), explore the activities along Harike Lake and then don't miss a visit to National Martyrs Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Firozpur trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Firozpur takes 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 16th (Wed) 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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, then steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katra holiday builder site .

Getting from Firozpur to Katra by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bhimgarh Fort, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Helicopter Tours
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then stroll through Ganji Pahari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dalhousie using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katra to Dalhousie takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then make a trip to Chamunda Devi Temple, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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