8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala road trip planner .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths and then get in on the family fun at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary app .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

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

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 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally make a trip to Urban Theka.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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