41 days in India Itinerary

41 days in India Itinerary

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41 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 9 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Khajjiar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dharamsala
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chandigarh: Ambala (Sis Ganj Gurudwara & Gurudwara Manji Sahib), Kasauli (Sunset Point & Manki Point) and Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip itinerary planner .

Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Panchkula, Kasauli, Ambala, Kali Mata Temple, Pinjore Gardens
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

7
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi), Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Craignano (in Mashobra). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, stroll around Annandale Ground, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Craignano, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park ©
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

9
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, cruise along Rohtang Pass, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali route planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah

4
nights
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khajjiar: Chamba (Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Bansi Gopal Temple, & more).

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Khajjiar online visit planner .

Drive from Manali to Khajjiar in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

8
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi), Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Kareri Lake, & more) and Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Khajjiar to Dharamsala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Bundlamata Temple, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

7
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 out of town with these interesting Amritsar side-trips: Gurdwara Kandh Sahib (in Batala), Dera Baba Murad Shah (in Nakodar) and Jalandhar (Tulsi Mandir Temple, Wonderland Theme Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amritsar itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Amritsar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Jalandhar, Gurdwara Kandh Sahib, Dera Baba Murad Shah
Highlights from your plan
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli
The Fun Factory ©
The Fun Factory

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