9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Udaipur

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Chandigarh online route planner .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
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 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple, Head underground at Arjun Gufa, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manali day trip planning app .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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 4th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill and then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary site .

Getting from Dharamsala to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gandhi Smriti and India Gate. Head to Chandni Chowk and Gulab Singh Johrimalfor some retail therapy. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in March, things will get a bit warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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