12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  5 h
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Pune

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala itinerary planner.

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then make a trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kasol driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kasol in 6.5 hours. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

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, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manali attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Kasol to Manali takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally make a trip to The Mall. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

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

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Samstanling Monastery
Samstanling Monastery
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers ©
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers

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