9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Srinagar
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Srinagar trip website .

London, UK to Srinagar is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Srinagar: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Panjab University.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh day trip site .

You can fly from Srinagar to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Nature
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla travel route builder tool .

Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
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 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kullu journey maker .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, make a trip to Iron Pillar of Delhi, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Kullu to New Delhi with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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