9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Shimla

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and walk around Annandale Ground.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Shimla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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 23rd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip maker .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and finally admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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