12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

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 reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kasol trip maker app .

Getting from Dharamsala to Kasol by car takes about 7 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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take a memorable drive along Hampta, explore the activities along Beas River, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manali trip builder .

Drive from Kasol to Manali in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shimla route planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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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, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

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