10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

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10 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by India House.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amritsar driving holiday planning app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Amritsar, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Central Sikh Museum ©
Central Sikh Museum

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple. On your second day here, explore the activities along Beas River, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali trip maker app.

Getting from Amritsar to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the striking features of Diwan E Aam, and finally make a trip to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Agra trip builder.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Varanasi trip maker site.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Varanasi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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