8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel planning app .

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
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 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
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 (Wed): admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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