8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  5​h
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
7
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh and then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar day trip planner .

Hyderabad to Amritsar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in April; daily highs in Amritsar reach 39°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie day trip tool .

Getting from Amritsar to Dalhousie by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip tool .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then explore the activities along Beas River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and finally hike along Lamadugh Trek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali attractions planning site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kullu online travel route planner .

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Jagatipatt Temple ©
Jagatipatt 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then make a trip to Christ The King Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh route planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Chandigarh takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, examine the collection at Prantika, and then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla tour planner.

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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