8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at India House, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar day trip planner.

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in February; daily highs in Amritsar reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

3
nights
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
For shopping fun, head to Ambience Mall or An Yahh!!. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hauz Khas Village and Humayun's Tomb. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, stop by Green the Gap, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online travel route planner .

Fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amritsar in February, with highs in New Delhi at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, look for gifts at Decathlon Zirakpur, and then browse the different shops at Elante mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then identify plant and animal life at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Panchkula
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Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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