8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kalka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip builder tool .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

1
night
Kalka

Kalka
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalka road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Kalka takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Kalka

Historic Sites

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu sightseeing planner .

Drive from Kalka to Kullu in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

2
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 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manali day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, stroll around Annandale Ground, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shimla tour builder app .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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