8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Katra
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Dal Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planner .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Katra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, and finally make a trip to Agar Jitoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katra holiday planner.

Getting from Dharamsala to Katra by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agar Jitoo, Baba Dhansar
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, then stroll through Shepherds Trail Gaddi Trek, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali day trip planning website .

Drive from Katra to Manali in 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi 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 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Spas & Wellness
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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