9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, then see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, then stop by Anil Handicrafts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra vacation builder site .

Mumbai to Agra is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Agra hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Prantika, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip site .

Traveling by car from Agra to Shimla takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some historical perspective at Manikaran Gurudwara and Ram Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Naggar Castle. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ram Temple, Naggar Castle
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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.
On the 24th (Sun), stop by India House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, then take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, make a trip to Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Manali to Amritsar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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