10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

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10 days in North India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Srinagar
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally make a trip to Kalka Mandir.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nainital trip site .

Getting from New Delhi to Nainital by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, then don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, and finally cool off at Dolphin The Water World.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

Drive from Nainital to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

1
day
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Srinagar trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Srinagar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Agra in October: highs in Srinagar hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

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 8th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

3
nights
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.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On the next day, stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, look for gifts at Katra Jaimal Singh Market, make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Amritsar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©

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