8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  5​h
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
7
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and then stop by India House.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar itinerary planner .

Hyderabad to Amritsar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in April; daily highs in Amritsar reach 39°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Church.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Francis Church ©
St. Francis Church

1
night
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 30th (Tue): browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, stop by Thankas and Gifts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala itinerary planner.

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Namgyal Monastery ©
Namgyal Monastery

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Shopping
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Decathlon Zirakpur, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Chandigarh takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Museum Maison Jeanneret ©
Museum Maison Jeanneret

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find out how to plan a trip to Shimla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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