9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll through Annandale Ground.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online travel route planner .

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manali vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, and then trek along Sar Pass Trek.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kasol trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Manali to Kasol in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hot Water Spring, Naina Bhagwati Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 2nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala holiday maker .

Drive from Kasol to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Rang Mahal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip planning website .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Rang Mahal ©
Rang Mahal

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