10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, then hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip planner .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then look for gifts at India House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar day trip app .

Getting from New Delhi to Amritsar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Amritsar at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then examine the collection at Prantika. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Appreciate the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Head to Sync Internet Lounge and Manu Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and explore the activities along Beas River.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Manali tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): browse the different shops at Elante mall and then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh travel planner .

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Nature Parks
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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