10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  2​h
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then explore the activities along Nigeen Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chashme Shahi Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Srinagar online trip itinerary planner .

Chandigarh to Srinagar is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chandigarh.

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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

1
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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 14th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh visit planner.

Fly from Srinagar to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kullu.

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunathjee Temple, make a trip to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kullu trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chandigarh to Kullu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Manali.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kullu to Manali. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, stroll through Annandale, and then take in the awesome beauty at Summer Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla day trip planning site .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
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Jakhu Temple

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