8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Srinagar
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Nainital
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Attractions like Agonda Beach and Baga Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goa online trip builder .

Pune to Goa is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Goa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

1
day
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip planner.

You can fly from Goa to Srinagar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Goa in December: high temperatures in Srinagar hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

2
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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Markha Valley, then explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, then admire the landmark architecture of Matho Gompa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, and finally see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Leh itinerary tool .

Fly from Srinagar to Leh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Nature Parks Trails
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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Markha Valley ©
Markha Valley
Kyagar Tso ©
Kyagar Tso

1
night
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, then appreciate the views at Aru Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
day
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Nainital in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

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