8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Prantika, make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla holiday website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Beas River, see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then hunt for treasures at Manu Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple and then hike along Chandrakhani Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

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Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass

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Dharamsala

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 19th (Sat): stop by Thankas and Gifts, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the different shops at Maximus Mall. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala attractions planner.

Getting from Kullu to Dharamsala by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Shopping
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas

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