9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4​h
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ajmer
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Amritsar
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 8th (Thu), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and then stop by Akee International. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grass Farm Nursery, then look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, then get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, and finally stop by New Maharaja Gem Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Jaipur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in February, plan for little chillier nights in Jaipur, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
New Maharaja Gem Palace ©
New Maharaja Gem Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Anasagar Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the activities along Pushkar Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ajmer sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Jaipur to Ajmer in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Ajmer

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Pushkar
Highlights from your plan
Anasagar Lake ©
Anasagar Lake
Spas & Wellness
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake and then browse the different shops at Elante mall.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ajmer to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church and then make a trip to The Ridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shimla visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the different shops at The Great India Place, steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and finally hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi road trip planner.

Getting from Shimla to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great India Place
Highlights from your plan
The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Dilli Haat ©
Dilli Haat

few
hours
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 16th (Fri), stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar holiday planning website .

Fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get slightly colder in Amritsar: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Shopping
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Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Raunak Punjabi Jutti ©
Raunak Punjabi Jutti

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