30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h
1
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dehradun
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naggar Castle and Sharvali Devi Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bijli Mahadev Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Chandrakhani Pass and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu road trip tool .

New Delhi to Kullu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

9
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Rani Nallah and Vashisht Baths. Get some cultural insight at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

8
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Jakhu Temple and Hanuman Temple will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prantika and Tara Devi Temple. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri), Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (in Chail). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fagu Ski Resort, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Himalayan Nature Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

10
nights
Dehradun

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Popular historic sites such as Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple are in your itinerary. Head to Shiv Gauri Pashmina World and A Prakash and Cofor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dehradun: Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar), Rishikesh (Spas & Wellness, River Rafting & Tubing, & more) and Mussoorie (Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rajaji Retreat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, see the interesting displays at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and browse the different shops at Pacific Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Dehradun in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun District, Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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