9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rudra Prayag
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Guptkashi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Joshimath
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi


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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 20th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then stroll through Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and finally look for gifts at Hamers.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Mussoorie by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Museums Nature Parks
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk ©

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir, then examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and then gain insight at Forest Research Institute.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dehradun trip builder site .

Getting from Mussoorie to Dehradun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Haridwar.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums

Side Trip

Mahasu Devta Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dehradun to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rudra Prayag.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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Rudra Prayag

Rudra Prayag ©
Rudra Prayag sits at the confluence of two rivers and offers access to several notable temples.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koteshwar Temple, then explore the activities along Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpeshwar Mandir.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rudra Prayag journey planner .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rudra Prayag takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Guptkashi.

Things to do in Rudra Prayag

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake
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Kalpeshwar Mandir ©
Kalpeshwar Mandir
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake ©
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake
Koteshwar Temple ©
Koteshwar Temple

1
night
Guptkashi

Guptkashi ©
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Guptkashi online route builder .

You can drive from Rudra Prayag to Guptkashi in 2 hours. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Guptkashi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omkareshwar Temple
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Omkareshwar Temple ©
Omkareshwar Temple
Vishwanath Temple ©
Vishwanath Temple

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Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Joshimath travel route planner.

Drive from Guptkashi to Joshimath in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Joshimath

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gorson Bugyal
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Vridh Badri Temple ©
Vridh Badri Temple

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Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vajreshwari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Devi Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamba online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Joshimath to Chamba takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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