8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
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:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Rajkot

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planner.

Rajkot to Amritsar is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. August in Amritsar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

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The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum ©
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

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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 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie travel planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Spas & Wellness

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manali day trip tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, examine the collection at Prantika, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla tour builder app .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Shimla

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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, then examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad holiday planning tool .

Getting from Shimla to Ahmedabad by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

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Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Auto World Vintage Car Museum ©
Auto World Vintage Car Museum

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