10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi vacation planner.

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect New Delhi to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then stroll through Annandale Ground, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Heritage Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kiala Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shimla online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hampta and Beas Kund. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Shanti Kunj, then see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then identify plant and animal life at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Shanti Kunj ©
Shanti Kunj

1
night
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 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, make a trip to Akal Takht, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then make a trip to Baba Bakala Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baba Bakala Sahib
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji ©
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji

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