8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gwalior
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Gwalior

2
nights
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 31st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

Discover how to plan a Kullu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Gwalior to Kullu is an approximately 17-hour car ride. You can also fly. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

Plan trip to Dalhousie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dalhousie takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Dal Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online route maker .

Getting from Dharamsala to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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