9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Katra
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pathankot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, examine the collection at National Museum, then see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, and then steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katra trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Katra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhimgarh Fort, Vaishno Devi Temple
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

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 30th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online trip planner .

You can drive from Katra to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Ganji Pahari, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie visit planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pathankot.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Pathankot

Pathankot ©
Pathankot is a city in the Punjab state of India. On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Ka Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shani Dev Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mukteshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kathgarh Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pathankot trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Pathankot in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Pathankot

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mukteshwar Temple ©
Mukteshwar Temple
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, then stop by India House, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Amritsar trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Pathankot to Amritsar in 2.5 hours. May in Amritsar sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Central Sikh Museum ©
Central Sikh Museum

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then make a trip to Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally examine the collection at Red Carpet Wax Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Dharavi, hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a stroll through Nariman Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mumbai online trip planner .

Fly from Amritsar to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Amritsar, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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