8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parasnath Jain Tirth, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kirkee War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.

Plan my day in Pune using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pune. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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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 12th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar route planner.

Getting from Pune to Amritsar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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 13th (Sat), gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip builder .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali travel planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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