8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Katra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Patnitop
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dainkund Peak and Chamera Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalhousie: Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Chamera Dam). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie online day trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Dalhousie is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Katra.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

1
day
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 4th (Tue): make a trip to Baba Dhansar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, then don't miss a visit to Bhairo Baba Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

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

You can drive from Dalhousie to Katra in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Patnitop.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baba Dhansar, Vaishno Devi Temple
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

1
night
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Sanasar Lake, hit the slopes at Patni Top, and then take a memorable drive along PatniTop Circular Road.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Patnitop attractions tool .

Drive from Katra to Patnitop in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Patni Top ©
Patni Top
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Patnitop to Dharamsala takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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