9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 31st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then make a trip to Akal Takht, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planning website .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Katra attractions planner .

Getting from Amritsar to Katra by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhimgarh Fort

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Garam Sadak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Katra to Dalhousie in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Wildlife
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kangra Fort.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): walk around Annandale Ground, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimla holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, then take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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