11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Fun City - Elante Mall has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), cool off at Fun City - Elante Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh planning website .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fun City - Elante Mall
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2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Himalayan Nature Park. On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, and then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, make a trip to The Mall, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Himalayan Nature Park
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planning app .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
day
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 25th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala road trip site .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Spas Parks
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 26th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar road trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum ©
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then stop by Craft House, and finally hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk. On your second day here, get outside with Kalindi Kunj, then stop by The Carpet Cellar, and then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Delhi, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Agra online itinerary planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Agra are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

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