9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner .

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie day trip tool .

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

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Raghunath Temple
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, stroll through Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla tour builder .

Drive from Dalhousie to Shimla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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