8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Vadodara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

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day
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.
On the 13th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and finally hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat.

To see photos and tourist information, use the New Delhi vacation planning app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to New Delhi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeddah in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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night
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Laxmi Vilas Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Sayaji Baug, then browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vadodara, and finally stop by Vadodara Central.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadodara day trip website .

Getting from New Delhi to Vadodara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Vadodara

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Inorbit Mall Vadodara ©
Inorbit Mall Vadodara
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

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 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally browse the different shops at Elante mall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh road trip tool .

You can fly from Vadodara to Chandigarh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Museum Maison Jeanneret ©
Museum Maison Jeanneret

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night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to The Mall, then admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shimla visit planning site .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

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 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, and then identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manali travel planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kullu online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jagannath Temple
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

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