9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
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Leh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 1 night
Drive
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Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive
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Kargil
— 1 night
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Drive to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Fly to Chandigarh Airport, Drive to Shimla
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Shimla
— 1 night
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Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiksey Monastery and Basgo gompa. Get some cultural insight at Hall of Fame and Chokhang Vihara Temple. The adventure continues: trot along with Timeout ladakh, stop by Hazara Arts Leh, and see the interesting displays at Old Raku House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Leh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation · Adventure

Side Trip

1
night
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy unforgettable views with Traventure Guru, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manali day trip planning site.

Drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Manali

Transportation · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

1
night
Srinagar

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, look for gifts at Hazara Arts, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Srinagar by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Srinagar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Srinagar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

1
night
Kargil

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Apati buddha statue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, then take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kargil online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Kargil takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

1
night
Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasa Spa @ Hotel Willow Banks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Prantika, and then view the masterpieces at Image Art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kargil to Shimla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.