10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

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Dharamsala
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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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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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 14th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala travel site.

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas · Museums
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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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the views from Ram Jhula.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Dharamsala to Rishikesh in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Wildlife

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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 18th (Fri), make a trip to India Gate, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rishikesh to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): 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. On the next day, explore the galleries of Taj Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Agra online road trip planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Manikarnika Ghat, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 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 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Historic Sites · Spas
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