16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
1
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Mussoorie (Lal Tibba, Santura Devi Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar online visit planner .

Ahmedabad to Haridwar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mussoorie
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi) and Dehradun (Shiv Mandir & Forest Research Institute). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh holiday app .

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dehradun, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

5
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, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla with an excursion to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, see the interesting displays at Prantika, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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