11 days in North India Itinerary

11 days in North India Itinerary

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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
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jahanpanah City Forest. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Delhi vacation planning app.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Prepare for 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 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 1st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Taj Mahal, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra attractions planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Agra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Leh visit planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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 3rd (Fri): snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Leh to Rishikesh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manali Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali online route planner.

Fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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