9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village. On the next day, browse the different shops at The Great India Place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for a bit cooler days in New Delhi, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Spas

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace, don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Shimla dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Spas

2
nights
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally make a trip to Banaras Ghats.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Rishikesh to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Spas & Wellness

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