9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Surat
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Head to VR Surat and Rajhans Ornate High Street Retail Hubfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Dumas Beach and Suvali Beach. Go for a jaunt from Surat to Navsari to see Dandi Beach about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at J J Art gallery and stop by DesiButik.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Surat tour itinerary builder.

Mumbai to Surat is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Surat, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Suvali Beach, Dandi Beach
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VR Surat ©
VR Surat
Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach
Dandi Beach ©
Dandi Beach

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie online vacation builder.

Getting from Surat to Dalhousie by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Bhagsunath Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Thankas and Gifts and Maximus Mall. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bir.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Bir

Bir ©
Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Deer Park Institute and then admire the striking features of Palpung Sherabling Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bir holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Bir takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bir

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palpung Sherabling Monastery
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Palpung Sherabling Monastery ©
Palpung Sherabling Monastery
Deer Park Institute ©
Deer Park Institute

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