10 days in North India & Leh Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi. While traveling from Washington DC, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, then delve into the lush surroundings at National Chambal Sanctuary NCS, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agra tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.
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Leh — 3 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Photography Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the views at Markha Valley, explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, and Head underground at Saspol Caves.

Plan trip to Leh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Amritsar.
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Amritsar — 1 night

Golden City

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 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planner.

Fly from Leh to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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