9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra itinerary planner .

Hyderabad to Agra is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect Agra to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi vacation builder website .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manali.

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and then make a trip to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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