5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Jammu City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Katra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online vacation planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In November, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 26th (Tue), take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

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Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial, then make a trip to Bhumika Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mantalai Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jammu City online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Chandigarh to Jammu City by car takes about 6.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katra.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites
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Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial ©
Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple

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Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Baba Dhansar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairo Baba Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Katra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Katra takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baba Dhansar
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

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