8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pantnagar
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Pantnagar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dalhousie route maker website .

Pantnagar to Dalhousie is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dalai Lama Temple Complex as well as Gyuto Monastery. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsechokling Gompa, and finally stop by Thankas and Gifts.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala travel planning site .

Pantnagar to Dharamsala is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla route maker app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Tours Outdoors Nature
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

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