8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Masjid, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall, and finally look for gifts at Ratios. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sidi Saeed Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ahmedabad. In October, daytime highs in Ahmedabad are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Haridwar day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Haridwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat and then identify plant and animal life at Rajaji Retreat.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rajaji Retreat
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Rajaji Retreat ©
Rajaji Retreat

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Tinchuley Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rishikesh to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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