10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India sightseeing planner

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Srinagar
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Leh
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Dharamsala
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New Delhi
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Srinagar

— 3 nights

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden and Nishat Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to Nigeen Lake and Shalimar Bagh. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Srinagar attractions tool.

Washington, USA to Srinagar is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Srinagar, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, Srinagar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Leh

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 5th (Wed), trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, and then make a trip to Kalachakra Stupa. On your second day here, examine the collection at Hall of Fame and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Leh online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Dharamsala

— 1 night
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can fly from Leh to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas
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New Delhi

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi attractions site.

You can fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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