8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally explore the activities along Beas River.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manali online trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

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

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 4th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dehradun.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, explore the activities along Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dehradun driving holiday tool .

Fly from Dharamsala to Dehradun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Dehradun District
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani ©
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh journey builder website .

Getting from Dehradun to Rishikesh by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

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Har ki Pauri
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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