16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Indore

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip site .

Indore to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, head outdoors with Hampta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

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Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manikaran
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Baba Dhansar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katra driving holiday app .

Getting from Manali to Katra by car takes about 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, contemplate the long history of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner.

Getting from Katra to Amritsar by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and cruise along Marine Drive.

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You can fly from Amritsar to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in July, you will find days in Mumbai are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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