Ultimate 10-Day India Itinerary: Unveiling 5 Exclusive Routes!

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India is filled with incredible experiences and stunning landscapes. Planning your journey through India can be difficult, so our travel experts have created these itineraries to give you a headstart on your travels through India!


5 Itineraries To Experience the Best of India

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Tigers at Kanha National Park

Explore India in style with these incredible itineraries made to showcase the natural and cultural wonders of the nation. These handcrafted itineraries are created by our travel experts. Each one is made with the intention to maximise your comfort and provide the best experiences at each place on the way.


India’s Golden Triangle

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Taj Mahal, Agra

Certain itineraries are famous for a reason, and the Golden Triangle is an incredible way to see North India. Discover the stories of the Mughals and the Rajputs, feast on Mughlai and Rajasthani cuisines, and explore the wide variety of cultures and traditions along the way. 


Day 1 Arrival At New Delhi Delhi
Day 2 New Delhi Delhi
Day 3 New Delhi – Agra Agra
Day 4 Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur Jaipur
Day 5 Jaipur – Jodhpur Jodhpur
Day 6 Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur Udaipur
Day 7 Udaipur Udaipur
Day 8 Udaipur – Pushkar Pushkar
Day 9 Pushkar Pushkar
Day 10 Pushkar – New Delhi Return Flight


Day 1 – Arrival At New Delhi

Fly into India’s vibrant capital city, New Delhi. Relax at your hotel and get ready for the incredible experiences that await you in the days ahead.


Day 2 – New Delhi

Explore the incredible sights of New and Old Delhi. This city is a confluence of a variety of cultures and is filled with iconic monuments. Here are a few places that you must see in this city:

  • Red Fort
  • Qutub Minar
  • India Gate
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham

After this thrilling day of exploration, return to your hotel and unwind.

Day 3 – New Delhi and Agra

Take a scenic road trip to Agra, another city filled with architectural marvels. This city on the banks of the sacred Yamuna River. Don’t miss these stunning sights during your visit:

  • Agra Fort
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah
  • Akbar’s Mausoleum

Make sure that you get a good night’s rest on this day, as tomorrow will be one of your most memorable days!


Day 4 – Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur

Get up early in the morning to see one of India’s most iconic monuments – The Taj Mahal. Buiit entirely out of various shades of marble. After a quick breakfast, head out towards Fatehpur Sikri, a stunning Mughal Fort with incredible views of the surrounding landscape. After you reach Jaipur, rest and get ready for the wonders of Rajasthan!


Day 5 – Jaipur

The city of Jaipur is the centre of Rajput culture. There are many fantastic places to get acquainted with this unique part of India. Here are a few places that we strongly recommend:

  • City Palace
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Amber Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal

Head back to your hotel and relax for the night. The beauty of Rajasthan has just begun unfolding.


Day 6 – Jaipur to Jodhpur

Head out early in the morning for a scenic drive to the city of Jodhpur. Take in the mesmerising Rajasthani landscapes along the way, from farms to forests. Arrive in Jodhpur and relax for a while before heading out to see the wonders of this city. Here are a few places you can’t miss:

  • Mehrangar Fort
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Phool Mahal
  • Ghanta Ghar
  • Mandore Garden

Jodhpur is also famous for handicrafts, particularly Rajasthani miniature paintings and Dhokra sculptures. It is one of the best cities to get mementos for your friends back home.


Day 7 – Jodhpur, Ranakpur and Udaipur

Head out in the morning to visit Ranakpur. The Jain Temple at Ranakpur is an architectural marvel. Get back on the road to Udaipur, a city built around the stunning Lake Pichola. Take the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy the sights of this scenic lakeside city.


Day 8 – Udaipur

Explore the breathtaking sights of Udaipur, widely considered one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful cities. Take in these stunning sights while you’re there:

  • City Palace
  • Sahelion Ki Bari
  • Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
  • Shri Eklingji Temple

Let the peaceful ambience of this picturesque city lull you into a restful sleep at your hotel.


Day 9 – Udaipur to Pushkar

Head out in the morning to visit the spiritual town of Pushkar. The town is famous for its numerous 18th-century temples. Don’t miss these incredible spots during your time here:

  • Brahma Temple
  • Pap Mochani Temple
  • Savitri Temple
  • Pushkar Lake

Enjoy the last night of your adventure through India’s Golden Triangle here, at one of India’s most famous pilgrimage destinations.


Day 10 – Pushkar to New Delhi


The journey from Pushkar to New Delhi will take you past a vast array of unique landscapes. If time permits, you can stop by Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in Rajasthan. Otherwise, enjoy the landscapes of India as they change from the deserts of Rajasthan to the plains of Northern India. 


Stunning South India – Karnataka and Goa

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Mysore Palace, Mysuru

Combining cultural wonders, historical intrigue and stunning landscapes, Karnataka and Goa are an unbeatable pair for exploring the southern part of India. With immaculate beaches, breathtaking jungles and ancient temples, you will never forget the time you spend here!


Day 1 Arrival At Bengaluru Bengaluru
Day 2 Srirangapatnam – Mysuru Mysuru
Day 3 Mysuru Mysuru
Day 4 Chikmagalur Chikmagalur
Day 5 Hospet Hospet
Day 6 Hospet – Hampi Hospet
Day 7 Hospet – Bijapur Bijapur
Day 8 Bijapur – Badami Badami
Day 9 Panjim Panjim
Day 10 Panjim – Mumbai Return Flight


Day 1 – Arrival at Bangalore

Step out into the heart of India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru. Make the most of your time here with a short tour of the city’s most famous spots. Here’s a list of places that you don’t want to miss:

  • Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace 
  • Bull Temple 
  • Lalbagh
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

Spend the night in this dynamic city, and prepare for the unique experiences that await you tomorrow!


Day 2 – Srirangapatnam and Mysuru

Head out towards Mysuru, with a scenic drive through the Western Ghats. On the way, take a stop at Srirangapatnam, a city known for its architectural wonders. Don’t miss these places during your visit:

  • Tipu Sultan’s Palace
  • Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Wellesley Bridge
  • Karighatta viewpoint

Continue onwards to Mysore and check into your hotel for a good night’s rest.


Day 3 – Mysuru

The coastal city of Mysuru is filled with incredible places for exploration – stunning temples, incredible cuisine, historical buildings and beautiful parks. Here are a few places that first-time visitors shouldn’t miss:

  • Mysore Palace
  • Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
  • Somnathpur Temple

After taking in these stunning sights, get a good rest for tomorrow’s adventures!


Day 4 – Chikmagalur

After seeing the cities of Karnataka, it’s time to head into coffee country. Our first stop is the stunning city of Chikmagalur, surrounded by natural wonders and ancient temples. Here’s a few places that you must see during your time here:

  • Mullayanagiri Peak
  • Hebbe Falls
  • Sringeri Mutt
  • Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Stay the night at Chikmagalur, and make sure you get a cup of Karnataka coffee before you continue your journey towards the southern part of the state.


Day 5 – Hosapete

Set out for a scenic drive through the Western Ghats to the city of Hosapete. Despite it’s modern facade, the city has been around for many years. Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Vijaynagara, the capital of the ancient Vijaynagara Empire. Don’t miss out on getting a stunning view of landscape from the Tungabhadra Dam.


Day 6 – Hampi

Take a day trip to see the Group of Monuments at Hampi. These monuments comprise of a mix of political, public and religious buildings that were central to the Vijayanagara Empire. Don’t miss these sites during your visit:

  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Vithala Temple Complex
  • Hazara Rama Temple

Head back to Hosapete for the night.


Day 7 – Bijapur

Reach the city of Bijapur, one of Karnataka’s most incredible cities. The city was the historical centre of the Bijapur Sultanate, that ruled the area from the 1300s to 1668, when Aurangzeb’s army took over. These are the places that you can’t miss while you’re there:

  • Gol Gumbaz
  • Bara Kaman
  • Ibrahim Roza

Stay the night at Bijapur.


Day 8 – Bijapur – Badami

Set out for a drive to the ancient town of Badami, known for its ancient temples dating from the 6th century. Make sure that you see these places while you are here:

  • Bhuthanatha Temple
  • Banashankari Temple
  • Ravana Pahad

Stay the night at Badami.


Day 9 – Panjim

After the drive from Badami, get settled and enjoy the world famous “Goa vibes”. Set out to see these incredible sights:

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Viceroy’s Arch
  • Divar island
  • Se Cathedral

Stay the night at Panjim. If you’re lucky, you can experience a beachside bonfire before bed.


Day 10 – Panjim – Mumbai

Today enjoy the beauty of Goa’s beaches and collect your memories of the past few days. After lunch, pack up and head to Panjim airport for your flight to Mumbai and your connection home.


Wonders of The North-East

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Madhuri Lake, Arunachal Pradesh

Dive into the diverse cultures of Northeastern India. Explore the stunning beauty of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh as you see India’s natural and spiritual wonders.


DAY 1 Guwahati Airport Arrival Guwahati
DAY 2 Guwahati – Bomdila Bomdila
DAY 3 Bomdila – Tawang Tawang
DAY 4 Bum La Pass and Madhuri Lake  Tawang
DAY 5 Tawang – Dirang Dirang
DAY 6 Dirang – Tezpur Tezpur
DAY 7 Tezpur – Lumding – Guwahati  Guwahati
DAY 8 Guwahati – Cherrapunjee Cherrapunjee
DAY 9 Cherrapunjee – Mawlynnong – Dawki – Shillong  Shillong 
DAY 10 Shillong Local Sightseeing Return Flight


DAY 1 – Arrival at Guwahati

Arrive at Guwahati, the capital of Assam. After getting your bearings, make sure you head out to see these incredible places:

  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Assam Rajyik State Museum
  • Fancy Market

Get a good rest for the days ahead at Guwahati.


DAY 2 – Guwahati to Bomdila

Take a scenic drive through the picturesque Himalayan landscapes to the town of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. On the way, you will pass many stunning waterfalls, view points, and charming hill towns. Stop for stunning photographs and memories on the way. Don’t miss these amazing places in Bomdila –

  • Bomdila War Memorial
  • Bomdila Monastery
  • Sessa Orchid Sanctuary

Rest at Bomdila for today, and prepare for adventures tomorrow!


DAY 3 – Bomdila to Tawang

Set out for Tawang, a town nearby mountain passes that lead to China. Today, enjoy some of the sights around the town such as:

  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Jaswant Garh
  • Gyangong Ani Gompa

Spend the night at Tawang. Tomorrow will be very physically demanding, so ensure you sleep well.


DAY 4 – Bum La Pass and Madhuri Lake

Today, visit the stunning Bum La Pass and Madhuri Lake. This mountain pass is situated at a height of over 4500 metres, making it one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Surrounded by scenic beauty, It is difficult to imagine that it was a site of great contention during the Sino-Indian War of 1962. Return to Tawang for the night.


Day 5 – Tawang to Dirang

Head out towards Dirang, known for its scenic location and spiritual importance. Don’t miss out on visiting these stunning places:

  • Thupsung Dhargye Ling
  • Mandala Top
  • Dirang Dzong

Spend the night at Dirang.


Day 6 – Dirang to Tezpur

Drive to the town of Tezpur, a place filled with stories of mythological kings and ancient battles. These places will show you the spiritual side of Assam:

  • Agnigarh Hill
  • Mahabhairab Temple
  • Kamakshya Devalaya Temple

Stay the night at Tezpur.


Day 7 – Tezpur – Lumding – Guwahati

Head towards Guwahati today, but take a quick stop at the village of Lumding. The village is an important spiritual centre for the people of this region. See these incredible sights:

  • Harulongpher Shitalabari
  • Bhelughat Waterfall

Return to Guwahati for the night.


Day 8 – Guwahati to Sohra

Arrive at the town of Sohra, where the highest levels of rainfall in the world have been recorded. Meghalaya is famous for its natural beauty, and the area around Sohra is full of awe-inspiring caves and waterfalls. Here are a few highlights:

  • Arwah Cave
  • Mawsmai Cave
  • Seven Sisters Falls
  • Nohkalikai Falls

Spend the night at Sohra.


Day 9 – Mawlynnong and Dawki

Set out towards Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest cleanest village. From there, head over to the crystal clear waters of Dawki. Here are a few things to experience during your visit here:

  • Mawlynnong Village
  • Boating on the Dawki River
  • Living Root Bridge at Rewai

Enjoy the scenic views as you travel towards Shillong, where you will be spending the night.


Day 10 – Shillong

Explore Shillong, regarded as “The Scotland of India”. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this vibrant city in the Himalayan foothills. Here are a few classic sights:

  • Ward Lake
  • Police Bazar
  • Shillong Peak

If time permits, make a stop at Umaim Lake. Journey towards Guwahati and your flight home.


Magical Madhya Pradesh

Group of Monuments at Khajuraho

The stunning beauty of Madhya Pradesh is not widely known outside India. Experience the heart of India with this stunning tour through stunning forests and monuments with centuries of stories.


DAY 1 Raipur – Kanha Tiger Reserve Kanha
DAY 2 Kanha Tiger Reserve  Kanha
DAY 3 Kanha Tiger Reserve – Jabalpur Jabalpur
DAY 4 Jabalpur – Panna Tiger Reserve Panna
DAY 5 Panna Tiger Reserve – Khajuraho Panna
DAY 6 Khajuraho – Orchha Orchha
DAY 7 Orchha – Gwalior Gwalior
DAY 8 Gwalior – Chanderi Chanderi
DAY 9 Chanderi – Sanchi Sanchi
DAY 10 Sanchi – Bhopal Return Flight


DAY 1 – Arrival At Kanha

Land at Raipur Airport and make your way to the legendary Kanha Tiger Reserve. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and rest for the days ahead. Spend the night here and hope to see a tiger.


Day 2 – Kanha Wildlife Safari

Begin the day with a morning jeep safari at Kanha. This is when wildlife is most active, and can usually spotted easily. Get lunch at your hotel and return to the Reserve for an afternoon safari. During this time, birdwatching is a pleasure, as they are looking among the trees for a suitable roost for the night. Stay the night at Kanha.

Day 3 – Jabalpur

Set out for Jabalpur, a scenic town on the banks of the Narmada. Make sure you see these places while you are here:

  • Bhedaghat Marble Rocks
  • Dhuandhar Falls
  • Siddha Ghat

Spend the night in Jabalpur.


Day 4 – Panna Tiger Reserve

Leave Jabalpur and make your way to the verdant forests of Panna Tiger Reserve. Take a scenic drive past the sacred ghats at Sihora. At Panna, enjoy a meal before your afternoon safari. Stay the night at the Reserve.


Day 5 – Khajuraho

Start the day with an elephant safari, exploring parts of the forest inaccessible by jeep. Afterwards, move to Khajuraho, to see the stunning temple complex there. Don’t miss these incredible sights there:

  • Lakshmana Temple
  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple
  • Devi Jagdamba Temple

Stay the night at Khajuraho.


Day 6 – Orchha

Set out for Orchha, an ancient city with stunning forts, temples and monuments. Explore these stunning sights during your time here:

  • Orchha Fort
  • Jahangir Mahal
  • Ram Raja Temple
  • Chaturbhuj Temple

Stay the night at Orchha.


Day 7 – Gwalior

Travel to Gwalior, a city filled with incredible places of historical and cultural importance. Don’t miss these places:

  • Gwalior Fort
  • Sas Bahu Temples
  • Jai Vilas Palace
  • Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla

Spend the night at Gwalior.


Day 8 – Chanderi

Head out to Chanderi, known for its stunning Jain Temples. Be enchanted by these incredible sights while you are here:

  • Chanderi Fort
  • Koshak Mahal
  • Shri Chaubisi Jain Temple
  • Kati Ghati Gateway

Spend the night at Chanderi.


Day 9 – Sanchi

Make your way to Sanchi, filled with incredible Buddhist monuments built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. Make sure that you see these sights while you are there:

  • Eastern Gate 
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Udaygiri Caves

Afterwards, continue onwards to Bhopal, where you will spend the night.


Day 10 – Bhopal

Enjoy the sights of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. These are the sights that you shouldn’t miss while you are here:

  • Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
  • Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
  • Taj Ul Masjid

Make your way to Bhopal Airport for your journey back home.


Captivating Kashmir

Palgham, jammu and Kashmir

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Kashmir, often called “Paradise on Earth”. Enjoy stunning landscapes and natural beauty in this stunning part of the Himalayas.


DAY 1 Arrival at Srinagar Srinagar
DAY 2 Srinagar – Sonmarg  Srinagar
DAY 3 Srinagar – Gurez Gurez
DAY 4 Gurez – Srinagar Srinagar
DAY 5 Srinagar – Gulmarg Gulmarg
DAY 6 Gulmarg – Pahalgam Pahalgam
DAY 7 Pahalgam Sightseeing Pahalgam
DAY 8 Pahalgam – Srinagar Srinagar
DAY 9 Doodhpatri Excursion Srinagar
DAY 10 Departure from Srinagar RETURN FLIGHT


DAY 1 – Arrival at Srinagar

Welcome to Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Today, let your body adjust to the mountain atmosphere 1.585 metres above sea level. Enjoy the stunning views and rest.


DAY 2 – Sonmarg

Explore the picturesque hill station of Sonmarg. The views here have been made famous by many popular Bollywood films, including Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Silsila, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and many others. Enjoy a scenic walk up the Thajiwas Glacier for incredible views of the Himalayas in the distance. Return to Srinagar for the night.


DAY 3 – Gurez

Set out to the Gurez Valley, known for its stunning beauty. Frolic among sprawling meadows and explore the scenic village paths. Make sure to be at the banks of the Kishenganga River at sunset for an unforgettable sight. Spend the night in the Gurez Valley.


DAY 4 – Srinagar

Head back to Srinagar for a day of exploration. Don’t miss these incredible sights around the city:

  • Shankaracharya Hill
  • Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
  • Dal Lake
  • Pari Mahal

Spend the night at Srinagar.


DAY 5 – Gulmarg

Set out for the gorgeous town of Gulmarg. Be treated to a multitude of stunning views on the way. Don’t miss these spots when you reach:

  • Rani Temple
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Gulmarg Gondola

Spend the night at Gulmarg.


DAY 6 – Pahalgam

Take a scenic drive to Pahalgam. En route stop at the Avantipur Ruins, a collection of ruins of Hindu temples from the 8th century. Stay the night at Pahalgam.


DAY 7 – Pahalgam

Explore the scenic beauty of Pahalgam. This part of Kashmir is surrounded by scenic meadows and pine forests. Make sure you see these places:

  • Betaab Valley
  • Aru Valley
  • Chandanwari

Spend the night at Pahalgam.


DAY 8 – Doodhpatri

Set out for a journey to Doodhpatri, a place known for its natural beauty. Explore the scenic settings of this picturesque valley before heading back to Srinagar, where you will spend the night.


DAY 9 – Srinagar

Today, head out for a shikara ride on Dal Lake. Reminisce about the memories you made during your incredible journey through Jammu and Kashmir.


DAY 10 – Departure

Make your way to Srinagar Airport for your flight back home.


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Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Is India safe to travel?

India is a safe country to travel in, although it is recommended to take the services of a guide for first time visitors. Check our blog post on the safest places to travel in India. Flying Squirrel Holidays can ensure a safe holiday in India for you and your loved ones.

Is India good for Wildlife tourism?

Yes, India is home to many world-renowned national parks. You can visit Kaziranga, Panna, Bandhavgarh, and many other national parks throughout the country.

Are there any dress restrictions in India?

There are no dress restrictions for most public places. Some places of worship will have some stipulations regarding who can enter and what can be worn. Private properties, such as restaurants, malls and clubs, will have their own rules.

Is alcohol available in India?

Yes, a range of beverages can be ordered in most bars and hotels around India. Liquor shops can also be found in most cities and towns in India.



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