10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India trip maker

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Varanasi
— 1 night
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Nainital
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Varanasi

— 1 night

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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

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Chennai to Varanasi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Varanasi, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks · Nature · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra travel planner.

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Varanasi in November since evenings lows in Agra dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Nainital

— 1 night
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi.

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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 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Shiv Gauri Pashmina World.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Nainital to Rishikesh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

New Delhi

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Hauz Khas Village. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

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Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11: