9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vijayawada
— 1 night
End: Vijayawada

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ The King Cathedral, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chandigarh trip builder tool .

Vijayawada to Chandigarh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
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 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then examine the collection at Prantika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car 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
Army Herritage Museum ©
Army Herritage Museum

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 29th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary website .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

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

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.
Head to Chandni Chowk and LUV INDIYA CONCEPTSfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Gandhi Smriti and National Museum. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the masterpieces at Crafts Museum, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi planning app .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vijayawada.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Vijayawada

Vijayawada ©
A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Victoria Museum, examine the collection at Amaravati Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, and finally stop by Pvp Square Mall.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vijayawada trip maker tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Vijayawada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Vijayawada sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vijayawada

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
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Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple ©
Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

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