8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manali travel planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 22nd (Sun), trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip maker .

Getting from Kullu to Shimla by car takes about 6.5 hours. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online journey planner .

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

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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 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie trip tool .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajpath.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to New Delhi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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night
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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