11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
5
Dharmasthala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deva Mayi Maa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Katra day trip website .

Mumbai to Katra is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deva Mayi Maa Temple
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

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 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally look for gifts at Raja Exclusive.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katra to Amritsar takes 5 hours. May in Amritsar sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 15th (Fri), tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Sankat Mochan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shimla tour planner .

Drive from Amritsar to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Naldehra Golf Course
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tripura Sundari Temple and Gayatri Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, admire the sheer force of Zana Falls, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manali tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharmasthala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tripura Sundari Temple
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Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
day
Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ©
Whether you're a spiritual seeker or a traveler with the taste for exotic, consider taking a Dharmasthala trip at some point.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Manjusha Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharmasthala online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Manali to Dharmasthala with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Dharmasthala are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharmasthala

Museums Historic Sites
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Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala ©
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala
Manjusha Museum ©
Manjusha Museum

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