8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
3
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Serzang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manjushri Lha-Khang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Du-Khang, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sum-tsek, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh tour itinerary maker app .

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Serzang Temple ©
Serzang Temple
Du-Khang ©
Du-Khang

1
night
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vijaynagar Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kalapathar Beach and then stroll through Govind Nagar Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Havelock Island online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leh to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Neil Island driving holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

1
day
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram holiday maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. In April, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantaleswara Temple, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amrutesvara Temple, steep yourself in history at Jamalabad Fort, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur holiday planner .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chikmagalur by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Somnathpura Temple
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Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli
Shantaleswara Temple ©
Shantaleswara Temple

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