8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and admire the striking features of Qutub Minar.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Delhi travel route site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
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 12th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kullu online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Kullu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and then make a trip to The Ridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

Similar Plans

11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi & Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in India BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in New Delhi & Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Rajasthan & New Delhi BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in India BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans