39 days in India Itinerary

39 days in India Itinerary

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39 days in India Itinerary

Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 11 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h
Jaipur

10
days
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Cyber Hub & Ambience Mall). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodi Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary maker.

Jaipur to New Delhi is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Humayun's Tomb
Swaminarayan Akshardham
Qutub Minar

7
days
Chandigarh

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chandigarh: Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore), Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka) and Kasauli (Manki Point, Sunset Point, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Sat) at Fun City - Elante Mall. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex, make a trip to Open Hand Monument, and stop by North Country Mall.

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Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasauli, Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, North Country Mall, Kali Mata Temple
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden

9
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Chail (Chail Cricket Ground, Gurudwara Sahib, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

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Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Chail
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Annandale
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

12
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: McLeod Ganj (Bhagsunath Temple & Tsechokling Gompa), Billing Adventures of Himachal (in Bir) and Kangra (Kangra Fort, Mata Brajeshwari Devi, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Nechung Monastery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

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Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Palampur, Baijnath Temple, Billing Adventures of Himachal
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Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley

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