9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
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 6th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then stop by The Pahari Store, and then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital attractions planner .

New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Nainital

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

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Le Corbusier Centre, wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chandigarh Architecture Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Chandigarh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

2
nights
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): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Solang Valley and Beas River. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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

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