9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Dharmasthala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
2
Bhopal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Indore

1
night
Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ©
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, then admire the masterpieces at Manjusha Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dharmasthala trip itinerary planning website .

Indore to Dharmasthala is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, Dharmasthala is a bit warmer than Indore - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Dharmasthala

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and then learn about all things military at Yodhasthal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhojeshwar Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and then get a new perspective on nature at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bhopal travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Dharmasthala to Bhopal with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dharmasthala in November: high temperatures in Bhopal hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bhojeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

2
nights
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 9th (Sat): take in the views from Ram Jhula, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Lakshman Jhula and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planning tool .

You can fly from Bhopal to Rishikesh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

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night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

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