8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: New Delhi

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 10th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online trip builder .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough 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

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 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla travel app .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Panjab University, then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip maker .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip app .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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