8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Delhi
— 1 day
End: New Delhi

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Panjab University, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh online route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Chandigarh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Pandoh Dam. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, and explore the activities along Beas River.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

Getting from Chandigarh to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Annandale Ground, make a trip to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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