15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bharuch
1
Bharuch
— Few hours
train:  26​h 30​min
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
car:  7​h
5
Manali
— 3 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
car:  2​h
7
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
train:  22​h 30​min
End: Bharuch

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Bharuch

Bharuch
Bharuch, formerly known as Broach, is a city at the mouth of the river Narmada in Gujarat in western India. To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bharuch trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bharuch. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll set off for Amritsar on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Bharuch

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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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 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then make a trip to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bharuch to Amritsar. Expect little chillier evenings in Amritsar when traveling from Bharuch in October, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie holiday planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala online route planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

3
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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla visit planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park ©
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh day trip app .

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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