12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
train + taxi:  27​h
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bir
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Surat

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie day trip planning app .

Surat to Dalhousie is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Khajjiar trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chamba
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Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Khajji Nag Temple ©
Khajji Nag Temple

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Visit Dalai Lama Temple Complex and Bhagsunath Temple for their historical value. Get outdoors at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online trip builder .

You can drive from Khajjiar to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bir.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

3
nights
Bir

Bir ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the exciting artwork at Sobha Singh Art Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary and then appreciate the views at Barot Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bir holiday planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Bir in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bir

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandi, Palampur, Baijnath Temple
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Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding

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