9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
End: Bengaluru

few
hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh travel route planner .

Bengaluru to Chandigarh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip maker app .

Getting from Chandigarh to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online road trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, admire the striking features of Rang Mahal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalei Mata Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chamba, Raghunath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Bhalei Mata Temple ©
Bhalei Mata Temple

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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