7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
Surat
— 1 night
End: Surat

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala holiday planner .

Surat to Dharamsala is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

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 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, then see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamula Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

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Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

Make your Shimla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Surat.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

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night
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddhnath Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichhanath Mahadev Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Modi Atash Bahram.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Surat trip planning website .

Getting from Shimla to Surat by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Shimla in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Surat, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Surat

Historic Sites Spas
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Siddhnath Mahadev Temple ©
Siddhnath Mahadev Temple

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