10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Katra
1
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
End: Amritsar

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Shivkhori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deva Mayi Maa Temple, steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, and finally don't miss a visit to Bhairo Baba Temple.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katra trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Katra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Udhampur, Shivkhori
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip builder app .

Drive from Katra to Dalhousie in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Golden Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala online road trip planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mata Brajeshwari Devi ©
Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery

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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and then explore the activities along Beas River. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Manu Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery ©

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santokhsar Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Mata Kaulan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip maker site .

You can drive from Manali to Amritsar in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib
Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib

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