8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jaipur
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Jaipur

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night
Jaipur

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Jaipur. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Wildlife Museums
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then make a trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Chandrakhani Pass and then stroll through Sar Pass Trek.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kasol vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Jaipur to Kasol with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasol

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manikaran, Chandrakhani Pass
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Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, walk around Daulat Singh Park, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kasol to Shimla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Amritsar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 9th (Thu), wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Christ The King Cathedral ©
Christ The King Cathedral
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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