10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mathura
— Few hours
Drive:  14​h
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
New Delhi

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bahai Lotus Temple, ISKCON Temple and India Gate. On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of India Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then admire the striking features of ISKCON Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodi Gardens and then enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jaipur.

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Bahai Lotus Temple ©
Bahai Lotus Temple
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Fort, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agra.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then make a trip to Taj Mahal.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Agra vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mathura.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

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Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mathura travel planner.

Getting from Agra to Mathura by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Manali.

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Sri Krishna Janmasthan ©
Sri Krishna Janmasthan

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You've now added Jogini waterfall to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mathura to Manali. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rishikesh.
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh vacation builder.

Drive from Shimla to Rishikesh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

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Haridwar

Haridwar
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 14th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Gurukul Kangri University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haridwar sightseeing planner.

Haridwar is very close to Rishikesh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Gurukul Kangri University ©
Gurukul Kangri University

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