9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip website .

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manali journey site .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then stroll through Ganji Pahari.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Amritsar

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at India House. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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