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
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Patnitop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai


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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 31st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

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Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect nights in Amritsar to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

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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 1st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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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 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Patnitop.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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night
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): cruise along PatniTop Circular Road, then fly down the slopes at Patni Top, and then explore the activities along Sanasar Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Patnitop journey planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Patnitop takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Nathatop ©
Nathatop
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

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night
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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Patnitop to Manali in 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip planning website .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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