10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1​h
6
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti and then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip builder site .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Amritsar is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): trek along Ganji Pahari and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Shimla by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Indian Institute of Advanced Study

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Rail Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and admire the striking features of ISKCON Temple Delhi.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shimla in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Delhi, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Rail Tours
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Priyakant Ju Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vrindavan trip builder app .

Take a train from New Delhi to Vrindavan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Agra day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Vrindavan to Agra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vrindavan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Agra, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Walking tours

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