8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hemis Monastery and Konigspalast von Shey. Popular historic sites such as Likir Gompa and Kloster Hemis are in your itinerary. Step out of Leh to go to Alchi and see Alchi Monastary, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery and cruise along Khardung La.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Leh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemis, Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Konigspalast von Shey
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and finally admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shivlinga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hampi driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Leh to Hampi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. October in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Shivlinga ©
Shivlinga
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hampi to Mahabalipuram in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple

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