India 8-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 7 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to India.

Begin planning your trip to India by selecting one of our diverse 8-day itineraries. For those interested in history and cuisine, consider something like this Golden Triangle journey that offers vibrant guided market walks, historical sightseeing in ancient palaces, and a cycling trip in Agra. If you enjoy cultural exploration and wildlife viewing, opt for something similar to this South India itinerary, featuring beautiful architecture in Madurai and observing exotic animals in Periyar National Park. For hiking enthusiasts, consider a trip like this Himalayan trek, where you'll encounter the Gaddi tribe, hike through charming rhododendron forests, and witness gorgeous sunrises from your Triund campsite.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 8-day trips in India.

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Monastery statue in front of the Himalaya
Map of Cultural Northeast India: Darjeeling & Sikkim - 8 Days
Cultural Northeast India: Darjeeling & Sikkim - 8 Days

The eastern end of the Himalaya and their neighboring foothills is one of the least-visited sections of the mountain range, but other travelers' loss is your gain as you explore this corner of India over the course of eight days. You'll experience a mix of Buddhist, Hindu, and Tibetan cultures as you visit tea terraces, monasteries, mountain viewpoints, and more.

A view of the Dharamsala range at sunrise
Trekking in India's Himalayas - 8 Days

This exciting eight-day trekking and camping itinerary will take you through the southernmost Himalayas in India, known as the Dharamsala range. You'll have a few hours free in Delhi before you take an overnight transfer and begin your adventure in McLeod Gang, where you'll tour the Dalai Lama's Temple Complex and learn about the city's Tibetan residents. Then, you'll set off on a guided five-day hike through unspoiled and friendly mountain villages, where you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Dhauladhar range at every turn.

Explore historic forts and palaces, like the beautiful Agra Fort
Map of Magic of the Golden Triangle - 8 Days
Magic of the Golden Triangle - 8 Days

Delve a little deeper into India's amazing Golden Triangle on this week-long tour. Explore ancient abandoned cities and historic capitals, cycle through the countryside, and visit local families and female artisans to learn more about everyday life in India. Take a food tour through Jaipur, experience the breathtaking Taj Mahal at sunrise, and discover some of the most amazing palaces and forts in Rajasthan before winding up in the mesmerizing bazaars in Delhi.

Look for Bengal tigers in Sundarbans National Park
Map of Culture & Wildlife in Northern India:  Kolkata, Sundarbans & Delhi - 8 Days
Culture & Wildlife in Northern India: Kolkata, Sundarbans & Delhi - 8 Days

Discover some of the highlights of northern India on this eight-day tour, from exploring the bustling streets of Delhi and Kolkata to spotting wildlife in the more serene Sundarbans National Park. You'll be excited while looking for endangered Bengal tigers and will be impressed by the beautiful buildings and landmarks you visit, such as Kolkata's white marble Victoria Monument.

See endangered Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park
Map of India's Tigers & Taj Mahal - 8 Days
India's Tigers & Taj Mahal - 8 Days

Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and spot wild Bengal tigers on this eight-day tour of India. Touch down in the buzzing capital, New Delhi, where you'll explore grand mosques and maze-like markets before venturing deep into Rajasthan to tour UNESCO-listed Amer Palace Fort. Next, you'll escape into the wilds of Ranthambore National Park for tiger-spotting safaris amid "Jungle Book" scenery. The adventure ends in Agra, where you'll witness the wonder of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Take a boat trip on the lake at the Periyar National Park
Map of South India Temples & Wildlife Tour - 8 Days
South India Temples & Wildlife Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day tour of southern India kicks off in Ponchiderry, where you'll explore the city's French colonial roots and visit the nearby temples of Mahabalipuram. Then it's on to the magnificent ancient temples of Madurai and two days of spotting tigers, elephants, and monkeys in Thekkady and Periyar National Park. You'll end the trip in style, with a relaxing cruise through the backwaters of Alappuzha and an overnight stay on a Keralan-style houseboat.

Rhinoceros and her baby in Kaziranga National Park
Map of Outdoor Adventure in Delhi & Kaziranga National Park- 8 Days
Outdoor Adventure in Delhi & Kaziranga National Park- 8 Days

This adventure will take you to two of India's most exciting and scenic destinations. Begin in Delhi, where you'll explore the city's world-famous highlights, such as the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk Market, and Humayun's Tomb. Then, fly to Kaziranga National Park in Assam State, where you can spot one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, tigers, and other wildlife on a series of Jeep safaris. Visit a local village, orchid sanctuary, and tea plantation before heading back to Delhi for one final day of exploration.

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