8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Gaya
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Manikaran
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
Gaya

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days
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh online road trip planner .

Gaya to Chandigarh is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

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Christ Church
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

1
day
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 22nd (Fri): browse the different shops at Pacific Mall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip planner .

Getting from Chandigarh to Dehradun by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Mall
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Pacific Mall ©
Pacific Mall

1
day
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, stroll through Company Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie trip planner .

Drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manikaran.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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hours
Manikaran

Manikaran ©
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manikaran travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Manikaran takes 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.
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Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the activities along Beas River.

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Traveling by car from Manikaran to Manali takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art ©
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple