27 days in North India Itinerary

27 days in North India Itinerary

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27 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
8
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Ganges River, don't miss a visit to Kabir Chaura Math, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple).

Before you visit Varanasi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Varanasi are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 4th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agra driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
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.
When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi vacation app .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cyber Hub
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
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Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the views from Laxman Jhula Bridge, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

3
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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Change things up with a short trip to Kangra Fort in Kangra (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsuglag Khang.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bundlamata Temple, Kangra Fort
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Ridge, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, stroll around Annandale Ground, go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary site .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

5
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leh travel tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Srinagar trip planner .

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
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 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Akal Takht, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Srinagar in June, plan for warmer days in Amritsar, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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