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1. Deserts and Lakes: 10 Days in India

See City Palace in Jaipur while spending 10 days in India.
The City Palace of Jaipur was once the seat of the royals who ruled the entire region.
See Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur while spending 10 days in India.
The majestic Mehrangarh Fort is a great first introduction to Jodhpur.
Day 1 Begin your trip in Jaipur
Day 2 Go sightseeing at Amber Fort and Jal Mahal
Day 3 Tour of Bikaner Rao Bikaji and Karni Mata Temple
Day 4 Arrive in Jaisalmer, go camel riding in the afternoon
Day 5 Sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer
Day 6 Head to Jodhpur
Day 7 Tour Jodhpur on your own
Day 8 Transfer to Udaipur
Day 9 Tour of Udaipur, evening boat ride on Lake Pichola
Day 10 Head to your next destination

Marvel at the pristine lakes, rugged dunes, and royal palaces of Rajasthan during 10 days in India. Your tour starts in the royal capital of Jaipur, where you’ll explore the city’s historic architecture. Then, head to Bikaner and Jaisalmer for a ride and first-hand encounter with desert camels. The princely state of Jaisalmer has many attractions, such as the Jaisalmer Fort and Gadisar Lake. From here, you will make your way to Jodhpur. You can explore the city on your own and visit famous sites such as Bal Samand Lake, Mehrangarh Fort, and Mandore Garden. Finally, make your way to Udaipur, also known as “the city of lakes.” You’ll spend the next few days boating through the romantic fairy-tale lakes before heading back home. See all 10-day tours in India.

2: Heaven in Kerala: India in 10 days

Take a boat tour of the Kerala Backwaters while spending 10 days in India.
A houseboat tour of the Kerala backwaters is a must-have experience from a 10-day itinerary.
Day 1 Arrive in Kochi and have the evening at your leisure
Day 2 Day tour of Kochi
Day 3 Travel to Munnar and enjoy Kalaripayattu show
Day 4 Munnar tea plantation and village tour
Day 5 Head to Periyar
Day 6 Half-day tour of Periyar National Park with an evening Kathakali show
Day 7 Transfer to Kollam
Day 8 Take a boat ride through mangroves in Paravur Lake
Day 9 Go to Alleppey (Alappuzha), board a private overnight houseboat cruise in Vembanad Lake
Day 10 Your trip ends

This 10-day India itinerary takes you through the majestic region of Kerala, one of the country's most stunning states. After spending a few days in Kochi exploring its synagogues and palaces, you’ll head south to the rolling hills of Munnar to visit the famous emerald-green tea plantations. You can enjoy a jeep tour of the plantations and sip on amazing tea. From Munnar, you’ll drive to Periyar to explore the lush jungles and wildlife reserves, where you can see elephants and tigers. You can even see a classical Indian dance called Kathakali in the evening. You’ll then make your way to Kollam and Alleppey, two of India’s most dramatic lake towns. Boat tours are arguably the best things to do here. Explore Kerala and its diverse natural wonders on a 10-day India tour! You can also contact our local tour operator for customized tours in India

3. Himachal and Amritsar: 10 days in India

Manali is one of the best places to visit in India
Manali is a gateway to adventure in the Indian Himalayas.
The Golden Temple at Amritsar in India.
An Instagram-worthy photo at the Golden Temple is a must when in Amritsar.
Day 1 Start your trip in Delhi
Day 2 Drive to Shimla, enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas and lush hills
Day 3 Afternoon sightseeing tour of Shimla
Day 4 Free afternoon in Manali
Day 5 Day trip to Rohtang Pass
Day 6 Head to Dharamshala
Day 7 Sightseeing tour of Dharamshala with museum and monastery visits
Day 8 Transfer to Amritsar
Day 9 Sightseeing tour of Amritsar
Day 10 Bid goodbye to Amritsar 

Embark on one of the most fascinating and rewarding tours of India by visiting the regions of Himachal and Amristar. Starting in Delhi, you’ll drive to Shimla, situated on the foothills of the Himalayas. Here, you will visit the Viceregal Lodge and walk down Mall Road. Then you will head through the Kullu Valley to Manali, one of India’s most popular resort towns. Devi Temple, Manu Temple, and Vashisht Village are some of the major attractions here. From Manali, you’ll visit the Dalai Lama’s home of Dharamshala, before making your way to Amristar. The spiritual city of Amristar is considered the center of Sikhism and is known for its holy Golden Temple shrine. Besides the temple, you will also visit the museum dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the first king of the Sikh Empire. Don’t miss the eye-opening towns and attractions on this fantastic 10-day India trip.

4. The Golden Triangle: 10-day Itinerary in India

A woman boating down the Ganges at sunset.
Take a boat ride down the Ganges at either sunrise or sunset.
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi and explore on your own
Day 2 Discover Delhi on a city tour before traveling to Jaipur
Day 3 Witness the highlights of Jaipur
Day 4 Drive to Agra and visit the Agra Fort
Day 5 Visit Taj Mahal and take the train to Khajuraho
Day 6 See Khajuraho’s ancient temples and erotic sculptures
Day 7 Tour Varanasi and see the Ganges
Day 8 Explore the Buddhist city of Sarnath
Day 9 Fly from Varanasi to Delhi
Day 10 End your tour in Delhi

Parts of northern and central India are rich in culture, and tradition and packed with amazing architecture. On a ten-day tour of the Golden Triangle, you will trace thousands of years of history and experience many cultural and architectural highlights. Visit ancient ruins and world heritage sites and tour magnificent cities like Jaipur and Agra. Encounter some of the lesser-known jewels of India, like Orchha, a city dotted with Rajput-era temples and palaces, and Khajuraho, home to some of the masterpieces of Indian sculpture famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism. See the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, and take a magical evening trip down the River Ganges. This river is believed to be the personification of the Goddess Ganga. Your trip will also include a visit to Sarnath, an important pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. If you want to travel the country at your own pace, get in touch with our local travel experts for a 10-day customized trip to India

5. Taj Mahal, Wildlife & Royal Castles: 10 Days in India

A view of Taj Mahal during a sunny day.
Lady Diana's Chair is the perfect spot for a stunning photograph of the Taj Mahal.
A tiger resting by a pond in Ranthambore National Park.
Visit Ranthambore National Park on a 10-day India itinerary.
Day 1 Sightseeing tour of Delhi before heading to Jaipur
Day 2 Enjoy the offerings of Jaipur
Day 3 Drive to Jodhpur
Day 4 Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur with lunch and dinner in Rohet Garh
Day 5 Head to Sardargarh and experience cultural activities and dinner at Sardargarh Fort
Day 6 Sightseeing tour of Udaipur and a boat ride on Lake Pichola
Day 7 Drive to Pushkar
Day 8 Enjoy the many sites in Pushkar and drive to Ranthambore National Park
Day 9 Safari in Ranthambore National Park
Day 10 Trip ends after a visit to the Taj Mahal

This all-encompassing 10 days in India gives you a taste of the country’s most famous sights and attractions. Visit Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Sardargarh, four culturally significant cities in northern India. After, you’ll visit Udaipur. Here, you’ll visit lush gardens and ornate palaces and even have the chance to cruise through the beautiful Lake Pichola. You’ll end your visit with an early morning wildlife safari at Ranthambore National Park.

If you think a trip to India is not possible in 10 days, think again. From the gorgeous lakes at Udaipur to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and serene boat trips in Kerala, your 10-day trip to India will be filled with magic. Check out 10-day tours in India for more options. For more information, go through our how many days to spend in India guide. Inspired yet? You can also get in touch with our travel experts in India to design your own custom itinerary. 

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Published by Marie Storm, updated on July 17, 2024

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