11 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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Red Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

Make your New Delhi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, around 48°F, while days are much hotter, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Agra Fort, make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, delve into the lush surroundings at National Chambal Sanctuary NCS, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agra planning tool.

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 in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow 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. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Stok Kangri, contemplate the waterfront views at Sindhu Ghat, admire the verdant scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, and Head underground at Saspol Caves.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Leh day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally stop by India House.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amritsar road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Amritsar are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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