10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
6
Kasol
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Ganji Pahari, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota, and finally stroll around Beeji's Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie online attractions planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dalhousie is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Upper Bakrota
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Beeji's Park ©
Beeji's Park
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planning website.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then walk around Daulat Singh Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla visit planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Chail.

Things to do in Shimla

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

1
night
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chail attractions site.

Getting from Shimla to Chail by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib

2
nights
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along Chandrakhani Pass and then hike along Sar Pass Trek.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kasol trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chail to Kasol in 8.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Kasol

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Chandrakhani Pass
Highlights from your plan
Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass

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