8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Pahalgam
— 1 day
4
Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 1 night
7
Pune
— 1 night
End: Bengaluru


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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar holiday planning app .

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Amritsar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Agar Jitoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, then make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple, and finally make a trip to Baba Dhansar.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katra trip planning website .

Getting from Amritsar to Katra by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agar Jitoo, Baba Dhansar
Highlights from your plan
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

1
day
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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam route planning site .

Traveling by car from Katra to Pahalgam takes 8.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

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Drive from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

1
night
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, make a trip to Rani Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gulmarg day trip tool .

Drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Golf Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Bombay Natural History Society, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and then try to win big at Royal Western India Turf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Gulmarg in April, with highs in Mumbai at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

Fun & Games Tours Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Food Tours

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Mandir, don't miss a visit to Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pune journey planner .

Getting from Mumbai to Pune by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park ©
Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir

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