8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at India House, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

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Chennai to Amritsar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Amritsar sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip builder tool .

Getting from Amritsar to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, hike along Lamadugh Trek, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampta.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Hampta
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Hanuman Temple / Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and finally see the interesting displays at National Handicraft & Design Gallery. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, examine the collection at National Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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