8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi:  15​h 15​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
London

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 17th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Pandoh Dam, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Manali driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Manali is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Manali, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Solang-Nullah ©
Solang-Nullah

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip maker app .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

#Golf, #Outdoors

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Naldehra Golf Course
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

few
hours
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 21st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

2
days
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati, meet the residents at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, then don't miss a visit to Narayani Dham Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parasnath Jain Tirth. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then stop by Studio Coppre Pvt Ltd, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Mandir.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pune trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Chandigarh to Pune by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

#Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Narayani Dham Temple ©
Narayani Dham Temple

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