10 days in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) and then make a trip to Sarnath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip tool .

Mumbai to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Rajrani Souvenirs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Agra when traveling from Varanasi in November, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

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 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Nainital takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 6th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nainital to Rishikesh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manali tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel route builder website .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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