9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kalka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Manali
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh day trip planning website .

Hyderabad to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kalka.

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Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Kalka

Kalka ©
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Balaji Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kalka road trip planning tool .

Getting from Shimla to Kalka by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Kalka

#Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunset Point, Pinjore Gardens, Shri Balaji Temple
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Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Kullu trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kalka to Kullu in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get great views at Gulaba, then identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planning app .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Safdarjung's Tomb, then admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally make a trip to India Gate.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Attractions like Keoladeo National Park and Dayal Bagh make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Diwan E Aam, make a splash at Dolphin The Water World, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra itinerary website .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World

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