9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Nainital
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Kanpur
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Solang Valley and Rani Nallah. Appreciate the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali journey planning site .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, examine the collection at Prantika, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 11th (Thu), browse the different shops at Elante mall, then wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harmandir Sahib, Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani Museum
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

1
day
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital trip itinerary site .

Getting from Chandigarh to Nainital by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kanpur.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

1
day
Kanpur

Kanpur ©
Kanpur is the 12th most populous city in India and the second largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow. On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Kamla Retreat, stop by Z Square Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kanpur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Kanpur takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Z Square Mall ©
Z Square Mall
Kamla Retreat ©
Kamla Retreat
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

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