10 days in Surat, Agra & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Surat, Agra & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Surat, Agra & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Surat
1
Surat
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Surat

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Modi Atash Bahram and then don't miss a visit to Galteshwar.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Surat driving holiday site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Surat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Surat

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Galteshwar ©
Galteshwar

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've now added Tajmahal Tour Holidays to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal and then see Tajmahal Tour Holidays. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Surat to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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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 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla journey planner.

Getting from Agra to Shimla by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali online tour planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

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Rohtang Pass
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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