9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Narayana Kavi Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip planner .

Chennai to Coimbatore is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get slightly colder in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Tours Trails
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Adiyogi Shiva ©
Adiyogi Shiva
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

1
day
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 21st (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Amritsar online trip maker .

You can fly from Coimbatore to Amritsar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, expect Amritsar to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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 22nd (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 24th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh online travel planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Chandigarh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

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, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Jahanara Begum's Tomb, make a trip to India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online road trip planner .

You can fly from Chandigarh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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