9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 4 nights


New Delhi — 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Balloon Rides and India Gate. Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stop by Hauz Khas Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and look for gifts at Luv Indiya.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Shimla.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Shimla — 1 night

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasa Spa @ Hotel Willow Banks and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Shimla by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.
Spas · Historic Sites
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Chandigarh — 1 night

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Christ The King Cathedral and then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Manali.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Manali — 4 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Beas River and Jogini Waterfall. Kids will enjoy Solang Valley and Hidimba Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Chandigarh to Manali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
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India travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Kullu District travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Valleys · Bodies of Water
On your trip to Kulu District, combine sightseeing with outdoor adventures in the scenic surrounds. Set against the backdrop of towering peaks, forested hills, and green valleys, Kulu District is famous for its Hindu temples, traditional Sikh villages, superb trekking, and river rafting. Spread out along the riverbanks, the quiet town of Kulu serves as a gateway to the popular destination of Manali. If you're up for adventure, try hiking, mountaineering, or paragliding over the Himalayan hills and glaciers. To understand the local legends and traditions, visit ancient temples during festivities and small villages, such as Kasol and Malana. Make sure to leave room in your luggage for traditional shawls, thangka paintings, and jewelry you'll find at the markets.