9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manali trip builder app .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bhairo Baba Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, then steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deva Mayi Maa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katra sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Katra in 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udhampur
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

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 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and finally make a trip to Kangra Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala route planning site .

Drive from Katra to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

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
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Devi Temple
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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