18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
2
Kullu
— 2 nights
3
Manali
— 3 nights
4
Shimla
— 1 night
5
Leh
— 4 nights
6
Amritsar
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chandni Chowk or People Tree. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), contemplate the long history of India Gate, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Delhi online vacation planner.

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kullu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Kullu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali road trip planning website.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimla day trip planning website.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

4
nights
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Pashmina House and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh day trip planner.

You can fly from Shimla to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

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.
Get some historical perspective at Harmandir Sahib and Mandir Mata Lal Devi. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, look for gifts at India House, and admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Spas

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