16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Dharmasthala
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, admire the masterpieces at Manjusha Museum, then appreciate the history behind Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Rama Kshethra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dharmasthala travel route tool .

London, UK to Dharmasthala is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dharmasthala is 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Dharmasthala hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharmasthala

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala ©
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala
Manjusha Museum ©
Manjusha Museum

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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht. On the next day, make a trip to Gobindgarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then make a trip to Khalsa College, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiser Bagh Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dharmasthala to Amritsar. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dharmasthala in December: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Amritsar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amritsar in December since evenings lows in Shimla dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
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, fun & games, winter sports, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

4
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate the long history of Gandhi Smriti.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi visit site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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