10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Chamba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Park Street Cemetery and Kumortuli. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, make a trip to Mother House, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and stroll through Maidan.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In February, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
Jorasanko Thakur Bari ©
Jorasanko Thakur Bari

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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 11th (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planning tool .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, things will get a bit cooler in Amritsar: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Rang Mahal.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie trip app .

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Raghunath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bansi Gopal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chattradi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vajreshwari Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chamba trip builder app .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Chamba in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chamba

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple
Bhuri Singh Museum ©
Bhuri Singh Museum

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naddi View Point and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Kangra to see Kangra Fort about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagshunath Temple, and admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala online travel route planner .

Getting from Chamba to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kangra
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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