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:  5​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dharamsala, use our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Mata Brajeshwari Devi
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Sync Internet Lounge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Shopping
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like Kali Bari Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, stroll through Annandale Ground, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a trip to The Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 1st (Sat), take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, and then browse the different shops at Elante mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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