10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by India House and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar vacation builder .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in May, you will find days in Amritsar are a bit warmer (46°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kullu online holiday builder .

Drive from Amritsar to Kullu in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, trek along Lamadugh Trek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manali tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla driving holiday planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens and then browse the different shops at Elante mall.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh travel route builder site .

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

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