22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  12​h
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Haridwar
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Varanasi Excursion has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Dasaswamedh Ghat and New Vishwanath Temple. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Varanasi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamarel to Varanasi is 1 hour. Traveling from Chamarel in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Varanasi, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

4
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Explore hidden gems such as Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Har ki Pauri. Get out of town with these interesting Haridwar side-trips: Forest Research Institute (in Dehradun) and Rishikesh (Parmath Niketan Temple, Spas, & more). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple and take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar attractions planner .

You can fly from Varanasi to Haridwar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Forest Research Institute
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Spas
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goindwal Sahib.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Haridwar to Amritsar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, stop by Kushi Boutique, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kareri Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dharamsala online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Heritage Walk, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, and finally stroll around Annandale Ground.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On your second day here, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali travel app .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sheetla Mata Mandir & Sai Ka Angan Temple). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Delhi online vacation planner .

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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