9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mumbai. November in Mumbai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Manali on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manali travel route planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Manali in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimla travel route planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip builder .

You can drive from Shimla to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

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