10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India vacation planner
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Varanasi
— 1 night
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Agra
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River and then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. November in Varanasi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Agra attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, Agra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Delhi.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Bring the kids along to Hauz Khas Village and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time 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 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Dharamsala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rishikesh.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rishikesh online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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