10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and then stroll through Marari Beach. On the next day, take a stroll through Jew Town, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kochi (Cochin). In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Spas
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, soothe aching muscles at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shimla road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Shimla takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, things will get little chillier in Shimla: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Spas
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Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hauz Khas Village and Rail Tours. On the 16th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New Delhi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Spas
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Spas

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