9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Indore
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Indore

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Indore to Manali is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dharamsala.

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Jogini waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang-Nullah

2
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, and then don't miss a visit to Tibet World.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala vacation planner.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

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Church of St. John
Spas & Wellness
HPCA Stadium

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

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Chamera Lake
St. John's Church

1
day
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. November in Amritsar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

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Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht
Jallianwala Bagh

2
days
Chandigarh

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and then browse the different shops at Elante mall. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh Rose Garden
Elante mall
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

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