10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Doha


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5
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hauz Khas Village and India Gate. Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, learn the tricks of the trade with Gourmet Desire, shop like a local with Connaught Place, and steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to New Delhi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to New Delhi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New Delhi is slightly colder than Doha - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Mall.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala vacation builder.

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

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hours
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, make a trip to Akal Takht, and then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amritsar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Amritsar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks
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Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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