10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Jammu City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip builder .

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas

1
night
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Gole Market, explore the world behind art at Dogra Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Amar Mahal Museum and Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantalai Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jammu City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Jammu City takes 5 hours. July in Jammu City sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Jammu City

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Amar Mahal Museum and Library ©
Amar Mahal Museum and Library
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Dogra Art Museum ©
Dogra Art Museum

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 4th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Saklain's Coterie, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): shop like a local with Floating Vegetable Market and then identify plant and animal life at Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Srinagar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Srinagar sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Prantika, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla journey builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
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 10th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

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