9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gulmarg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h
5
Katra
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
End: Hyderabad


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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 27th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Mall, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planning tool .

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

1
night
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then admire the landmark architecture of Imambara Goom.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gulmarg trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Gulmarg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 1st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, then admire the natural beauty at Chashme Shahi Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Srinagar trip builder site .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

1
day
Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, admire the landmark architecture of Sani Monastery, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, make a trip to Hunderman village, then take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kargil road trip planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Kargil in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Suru Valley ©
Suru Valley

1
day
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Agar Jitoo.

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Traveling by car from Kargil to Katra takes 14 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baba Dhansar, Agar Jitoo
Highlights from your plan
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

1
night
Amritsar

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner.

You can drive from Katra to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
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