9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary site .

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Dainkund Peak and Chamera Dam. Get out of town with these interesting Dalhousie side-trips: Golden Devi Temple (in Khajjiar) and Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, hike along Garam Sadak, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie day trip site .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Chamba, Golden Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar vacation planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Amritsar are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chandigarh trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Panchkula
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and finally get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary site .

Getting from Chandigarh to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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