10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie holiday planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Dalhousie is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shyamakali Temple, gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then stroll around Annandale Ground, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Shimla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

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

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 6th (Wed), appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

1
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Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Sar Pass Trek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasol trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kullu to Kasol in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Rajpath. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kasol to New Delhi. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Walking tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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