8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai


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3
nights
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.
Attractions like Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Chamba (Chamera Dam & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie travel planning tool .

Mumbai to Dalhousie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip maker app .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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 (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manali using our trip planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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