8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
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 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then make a trip to Urban Theka, and then browse the different shops at Elante mall. On the next day, stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip planner .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then make a trip to The Ridge, then make a trip to Scandal Point, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge and then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, and get great views at Gulaba.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali visit planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kullu.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip site .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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