10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agra
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
5
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling road trip planning app .

Kochi (Cochin) to Darjeeling is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Thakurbari Temple, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok driving holiday website .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to New Delhi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Jama Masjid (Agra), admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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