11 days in North India & Leh Itinerary

11 days in North India & Leh Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
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Kullu
— 1 night
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Manali
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 1 night
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Leh
— 2 nights
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Amritsar
— 1 night
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New Delhi — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at India Gate, then look for gifts at KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium, then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 78°F, while days are much hotter, around 104°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kullu.
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Kullu — 1 night

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kullu day trip website.

You can drive from New Delhi to Kullu in 12 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.
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Manali — 2 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the activities along Beas Kund, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rahala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Rishikesh.
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Rishikesh — 1 night

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll around Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner.

Fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Leh.
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Leh — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, then make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and finally look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, Head underground at Saspol Caves, then examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa.

Start your trip to Leh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amritsar driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Amritsar are 101°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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