8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Dharmasthala
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ©
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharmasthala trip planner.

Mumbai to Dharmasthala is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. October in Dharmasthala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharmasthala

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manjusha Museum ©
Manjusha Museum
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala ©
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala

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day
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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and finally look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Dharmasthala to Amritsar with the Route module. Traveling from Dharmasthala in October, plan for little chillier nights in Amritsar, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Raunak Punjabi Jutti ©
Raunak Punjabi Jutti

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.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then get great views at Upper Bakrota, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Upper Bakrota
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Annadale.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shimla online route planner .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Shimla takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, then hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery ©

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kullu journey maker app .

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kullu to New Delhi. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
India Gate ©
India Gate

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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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Haridwar sightseeing site .

Getting from New Delhi to Haridwar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

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