14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Dalhousie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
End: Dharamsala

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 15th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla day trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Shimla. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manali trip maker .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chamba (Khajjiar Lake, Laxmi Narayan Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, and contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chamba, Raghunath Temple
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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