8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Udhampur
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
4
Joshimath
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Dehradun
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Bengaluru to Manali is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

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

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Dal Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then stop by Kushi Boutique.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip planning website .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Udhampur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

1
night
Udhampur

Udhampur ©
Udhampur is a city and a municipal council in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babore Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siar Baba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krimchi Temples.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udhampur online day trip planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Udhampur in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Udhampur

Historic Sites
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Krimchi Temples ©
Krimchi Temples

1
day
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Auli Ski & Snowboard School, explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joshimath trip itinerary website .

Drive from Udhampur to Joshimath in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dehradun.

Things to do in Joshimath

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Side Trip

Auli
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Vridh Badri Temple ©
Vridh Badri Temple

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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple and then gain insight at Indian Military Academy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dehradun tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Joshimath to Dehradun by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple

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