10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
Leh
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + train:  6​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

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day
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, then browse the different shops at Seasons Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Amanora Mall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pune driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pune. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Pune

Shopping Museums
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Amanora Mall ©
Amanora Mall
Seasons Mall ©
Seasons Mall

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Panjab University, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, identify plant and animal life at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Christ The King Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh travel route planner.

You can fly from Pune to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
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Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the natural beauty of Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, then admire the verdant scenery at Shimla Glen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summer Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Johnnie's Wax Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Craignano
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Johnnie's Wax Museum ©
Johnnie's Wax Museum
Summer Hill ©
Summer Hill

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manali online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Shopping
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Beas River ©
Beas River

3
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.
Head to De Pashmina Emporium and Zanskar Artsfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Likir Gompa and Stok Palace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leh online trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shimla road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk

few
hours
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.
Plan a trip to New Delhi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Neighborhoods
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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