9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Amritsar

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.
You've now added Wagah to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and then look for gifts at India House.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip itinerary website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Amritsar, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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

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