11 days in North India Itinerary

11 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India journey planner

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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 1 night
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 1 night
Fly
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Rishikesh
— 1 night
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Manali
— 2 nights
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New Delhi

— 3 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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 85°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Leh

— 1 night
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 15th (Sun): stop by De Pashmina Emporium, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, then explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

You can plan Leh trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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 16th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

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

Traveling by flight from Leh to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and finally cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali route builder site.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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