11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Chandigarh

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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar vacation planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Amritsar. In December, daytime highs in Amritsar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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 27th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie road trip planning website .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 28th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala planning site .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Craignano
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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