16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Drive:  1 h
1
Howrah
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Howrah

Howrah ©
Howrah or Haora is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the West Bengal, India. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Panitras Samtaber and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Second Hooghly Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangeshwar Mahadev, and then examine the collection at Rail Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Howrah travel route tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Howrah is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Howrah can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Howrah

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Second Hooghly Bridge ©
Second Hooghly Bridge
Bangeshwar Mahadev ©
Bangeshwar Mahadev

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, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Howrah to Manali. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Shimla attractions planning site.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Take a break from Dharamsala with a short trip to Dorzong Monastic Institute in Palampur, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and stop by Kushi Boutique.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder tool.

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dorzong Monastic Institute
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
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 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then stroll through Ganji Pahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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