10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India planner
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Har ki Pauri and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ram Jhula and Shiv Gauri Pashmina World. Go for a jaunt from Rishikesh to Haridwar to see Swami Vivekanand Park about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Rishikesh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner.

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 16th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): 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. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi journey app.

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and then make a trip to Agra Fort.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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