8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nagpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Pune

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 17th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Sarkaria Cactus Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens, then make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally make a trip to Urban Theka.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh travel app .

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Chandigarh can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park.

Start your trip to Shimla by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Chandigarh to Shimla by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar tour website .

You can 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. Traveling from Shimla in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amritsar, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, make a trip to Iron Pillar of Delhi, then see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, and finally look and learn at Jantar Mantar.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in New Delhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

2
nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): deepen your understanding at Raman Science Centre, then don't miss a visit to Swaminarayan Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Adasa Ganpati Temple, cool off at Ocean Aqua World, and then make a splash at Krazy Castle Aqua Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nagpur online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from New Delhi to Nagpur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Nagpur hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagpur

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Krazy Castle Aqua Park ©
Krazy Castle Aqua Park
Adasa Ganpati Temple ©
Adasa Ganpati Temple
Swaminarayan Temple ©
Swaminarayan Temple

Similar Plans

12 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Shimla, Lahaul and Spiti District & Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi & Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi & Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in New Delhi, Agra & Fatehpur Sikri BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in India BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans