10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Surat
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Almora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Haridwar
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
7
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at DesiButik. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Rajhans Ornate High Street Retail Hub, then buy something for everyone on your list at VR Surat, then don't miss a visit to Chintamani Jain Temple, and finally see the sky in a new way at Science Center And Science Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Surat day trip planning website .

Mumbai to Surat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Surat can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums
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Rajhans Ornate High Street Retail Hub ©
Chintamani Jain Temple ©
Chintamani Jain Temple

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and People Tree. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read New Delhi day trip website .

You can fly from Surat to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Surat in October, plan for little chillier nights in New Delhi, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at The Pahari Store.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nainital trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Nainital in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Almora.

Things to do in Nainital

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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©

1
night
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 4th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Jageshwar and then take an in-depth tour of Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Almora route planning tool .

You can drive from Nainital to Almora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kausani.

Things to do in Almora

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Archaeological Museum Jageshwar ©
Archaeological Museum Jageshwar

1
night
Kausani

Kausani ©
The small hill station of Kausani offers such stunning views of the nearby Himalayas, Mahatma Gandhi once called it the "Switzerland of India." Although Kausani tourism sector provides a vital source of income for the locals, the remote outpost never feels too crowded with foreigners.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, see the sky in a new way at Kausani Planetarium, then look and learn at Stargate Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Sumitranandan pant gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rudrahari Mahadev Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kausani trip app .

Getting from Almora to Kausani by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Kausani

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Kausani Planetarium ©
Kausani Planetarium
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Haridwar sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kausani to Haridwar in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh itinerary builder website .

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram

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