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

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Har ki Pauri and Shiv Gauri Pashmina World. Family-friendly places like Ram Jhula and Spas will thrill your kids. Take a break from Rishikesh with a short trip to Swami Vivekanand Park in Haridwar, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Rishikesh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Rishikesh is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) 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 16th (Wed), make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Dharamsala by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time 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): make a trip to India Gate, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi route planning site.

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) early enough to drive to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Varanasi.
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Varanasi — 2 nights

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 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.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip site.

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Varanasi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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