12 days in India Itinerary

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Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive
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Solan
— 1 day
Drive
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Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chandigarh
— 2 nights

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Amritsar — 1 night

Golden City

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 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amritsar road trip site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Amritsar. In September, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Solan.
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Solan — 1 day

Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district (created on 1 September 1972) in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jatoli Shiv Temple and then make a trip to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Solan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Solan takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.
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Shimla — 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. Step out of Shimla to go to Naldehra and see Naldehra Golf Course, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, stroll through Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and walk around Daulat Singh Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shimla itinerary builder app.

Getting from Solan to Shimla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Manali.
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Manali — 3 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Chanderkhani Pass & Naggar Castle). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Open Lotus Yoga Retreat, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manali Sanctuary, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Chandigarh.
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Chandigarh — 2 nights

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at Elante mall. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Chandigarh Architecture Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, and then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chandigarh online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Chandigarh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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