9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

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Fly
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Chandigarh
Drive
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Banjar
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kasol
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 1 night
Bus
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Chandigarh
Fly

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Chandigarh

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 25th (Fri), walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh online holiday planner.

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Chandigarh hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 25th (Fri), walk around Daulat Singh Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla day trip app.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banjar.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Banjar

— 2 nights
Banjar is a town in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chehni Kothi. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with Sunshine Himalayan Adventures, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chhoie Waterfall, and then steep yourself in history at Raghupur Fort.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Banjar trip planning app.

You can drive from Shimla to Banjar in 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Banjar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kasol

— 4 nights
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Explore Kasol's surroundings by going to Kullu (Hampta, Hanogi Mata Temple, &more) and Kheer Ganga (in Manikaran). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Parvati Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, make a trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, and stroll through Sar Pass Trek.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kasol travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Banjar to Kasol takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Shimla itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kasol to Shimla in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature

Chandigarh

City Beautiful

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the different shops at Elante mall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.