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 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, make a trip to Red Fort, then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder site.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New Delhi are warmer (104°F), and nights are a bit warmer (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kullu day trip planning app.

Getting from New Delhi to Kullu by car takes about 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, then admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the sheer force of Rozy Falls, and finally Head underground at Arjun Gufa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manali holiday planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty 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 head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Rishikesh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 Spituk Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leh trip planner.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Leh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip maker app.

Getting from Leh to Amritsar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 101°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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