9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Barmer
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Pathankot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Barmer

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Panjab University, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh travel app .

Barmer to Chandigarh is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Panjab University ©
Panjab University
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

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 30th (Sun): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla driving holiday website .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): cruise along Hampta, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali day trip website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kullu route planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pathankot.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

1
night
Pathankot

Pathankot ©
Pathankot is a city in the Punjab state of India. On the 5th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Ranjit Sagar Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mukteshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kathgarh Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ashapurni Mandir.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pathankot trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kullu to Pathankot. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Pathankot

Historic Sites Parks
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Mukteshwar Temple ©
Mukteshwar Temple
Ranjit Sagar Dam ©
Ranjit Sagar Dam

1
night
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planning app .

You can drive from Pathankot to Amritsar in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib

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