9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
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.
You've now added Akshardham to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and People Tree. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila) for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Escape the urban bustle at Kufri Fun World and Naldehra Golf Course. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prantika and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Solan to see Mohan Shakti Heritage Park about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple and appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shimla day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts. On the next day, stop by Fair Deal Textile and then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Amritsar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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