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 20th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Fort.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi holiday maker.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) 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 warmer, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Himalayan National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip builder.

Drive from New Delhi to Kullu in 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then stroll through Manali Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rahala Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Beas Kund, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manali holiday planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh journey tool.

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough 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 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Donkey Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leh trip planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Leh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 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 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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