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 22nd (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, then admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi is 10.5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New Delhi hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Himalayan National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu trip planning website.

Getting from New Delhi to Kullu by car takes about 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive 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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Rahala Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, then fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh online holiday planner.

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Kalachakra Stupa, Head underground at Saspol Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Leh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip app.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in May, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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