8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then make a trip to The Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally walk around Annandale Ground.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planning website .

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will enjoy Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Manali Picnic Spot and Camps ©
Manali Picnic Spot and Camps
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
day
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.
On the 12th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, hike along Garam Sadak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, and finally appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online vacation maker .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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