8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
New Delhi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gandhi Smriti and India Gate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stop by People Tree and see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online tour planner .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in March, with highs in New Delhi at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Kullu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Arjun Gufa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla day trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 30th (Sat), hike along Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, then look for gifts at Hamers, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Mussoorie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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