9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Pushkar
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Rishikesh
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Katra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip builder site .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 16th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Vikas Handicrafts, explore the activities along Pushkar Lake, and then have some family-friendly fun at Xcapade Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pushkar driving holiday planner .

Drive from Agra to Pushkar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Ajmer.

Things to do in Pushkar

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake

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Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nareli Jain Temple, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Shariff, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akbari Masjid.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ajmer trip planner .

Ajmer is just a stone's throw from Pushkar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Museums
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Nareli Jain Temple ©
Nareli Jain Temple
Akbari Masjid ©
Akbari Masjid

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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ajmer to Jaipur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Shimla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Haridwar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh itinerary planning app .

Getting from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairo Baba Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Katra fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Rishikesh to Katra with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

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