9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Dharmasthala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
day
Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, explore the world behind art at Manjusha Museum, then make a trip to Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dharmasthala, use our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Dharmasthala is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Dharmasthala hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharmasthala

Historic Sites Museums
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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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, admire the striking features of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dharmasthala to New Delhi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dharmasthala in June: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 45°C and lows are around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Moti Tibba and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Shimla to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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