10 days in North India Itinerary

10 days in North India Itinerary

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10 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then browse the exhibits of Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Varanasi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Varanasi: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Shahin Arts, and finally explore the galleries of U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

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Fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, stop by KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lamadugh Trek, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip maker app.

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip app.

Fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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