10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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 25th (Tue): look for gifts at India House, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar route planner .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Amritsar when traveling from New Delhi in June, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dalhousie online vacation builder .

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala day trip planning tool .

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shimla day trip planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manali tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nehru Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning app .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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