9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur


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2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib and Kansa Devi Temple. Head to VR Punjab and Elante mallfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, make a trip to Panjab University, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chandigarh trip builder site .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Panchkula, VR Punjab, Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Dalhousie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Devi Temple
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

1
night
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Manali vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Spas
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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