8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Haridwar
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kedarnath
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Chandigarh
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi

few
hours
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Haridwar travel route builder site .

New Delhi to Haridwar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh tour builder app .

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

1
day
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Shri Kedarnath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir, and then appreciate the history behind Shankaracharya Samadhi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kedarnath road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rishikesh to Kedarnath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Shankaracharya Samadhi ©
Shankaracharya Samadhi

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Panjab University, then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Chandigarh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

1
night
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 5th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then admire the striking features of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and take a stroll through Nehru Place.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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