10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh — 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Har ki Pauri and Spas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ram Jhula and Swami Vivekanand Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram and look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh travel route planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rishikesh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Rishikesh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dharamsala.
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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 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala road trip planning site.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Delhi.
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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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planner.

Fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then explore the galleries of Taj Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and then examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra road trip planning app.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Varanasi.
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Varanasi — 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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