12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip builder.

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

Things to do in Dalhousie

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

1
night
Khajjiar

Khajjiar ©
Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajji Nag Temple, then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Khajjiar road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Khajjiar takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get in touch with nature at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Bhagsunath Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip itinerary maker site.

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

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Spas & Wellness
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

3
nights
Bir

Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 22nd (Sat), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then view the masterpieces at Sobha Singh Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary and then admire the verdant scenery at Barot Valley.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bir trip planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Bir in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bir

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Palampur, Mandi, Baijnath Temple
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery ©
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery

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