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
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Surat
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh tour itinerary site .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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 12th (Mon): make a trip to The Mall, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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 13th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkacha Temple.

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You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

1
night
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 15th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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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 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie trip planning app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Katra.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

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Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to Agar Jitoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deva Mayi Maa Temple, then don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, and finally make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katra trip maker site .

Getting from Dalhousie to Katra by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Udhampur, Baba Dhansar
Highlights from your plan
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

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night
Amritsar

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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip builder website .

Getting from Katra to Amritsar by car takes about 5.5 hours. In November in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Surat.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Raunak Punjabi Jutti ©
Raunak Punjabi Jutti
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

1
night
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the different shops at RahulRaj Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at VR Surat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dumas Beach.

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Getting from Amritsar to Surat by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Surat is a bit warmer than Amritsar - with highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
RahulRaj Mall ©
RahulRaj Mall
Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach

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