9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Drive:  1​h
1
Howrah
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Jammu City
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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1
night
Howrah

Howrah ©
Howrah or Haora is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the West Bengal, India. On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Anand Niketan Kirtishala, then browse the different shops at Avani Riverside Mall, then examine the collection at Rail Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bangeshwar Mahadev. On the next day, snap pictures at Second Hooghly Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Gurusaday Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sarat Chandra Kuthi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Howrah trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Howrah is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Howrah

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gurusaday Museum
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Gurusaday Museum ©
Gurusaday Museum
Sarat Chandra Kuthi ©
Sarat Chandra Kuthi
Bangeshwar Mahadev ©
Bangeshwar Mahadev

1
day
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Amar Mahal Museum, explore the world behind art at Amar Mahal Museum and Library, explore the world behind art at Dogra Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mantalai Temple, and finally look for gifts at Gole Market.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jammu City trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Howrah to Jammu City with the Route module. August in Jammu City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jammu City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amar Mahal Museum
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Amar Mahal Museum and Library ©
Amar Mahal Museum and Library
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Dogra Art Museum ©
Dogra Art Museum

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Partition Museum and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Durgiana Temple and Digamber Jain Temple. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Virasat-e-Khlasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, learn about all things military at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, and stop by India House.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar travel route planning site .

Drive from Jammu City to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. In August in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Government Museum and Art Gallery and Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani Museum. Do your shopping at Elante mall and VR Punjab. Change things up with these side-trips from Chandigarh: The Dagshai Jail Museum (in Solan) and Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, examine the collection at Le Corbusier Centre, walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and stop by Decathlon Zirakpur.

Before you visit Chandigarh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mohali, Kali Mata Temple, The Dagshai Jail Museum
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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