8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 15th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip maker tool .

Chennai to Jaipur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 17th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel route planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Shimla by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and finally stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

Before you visit New Delhi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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