7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at J.K. Cottage Industries.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra travel planner .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gulmarg.

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Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

1
night
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
On the 24th (Sat), head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Gulmarg trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Gulmarg by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Agra in August; daily highs in Gulmarg reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

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Outdoors Parks Nature
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Gulmarg Backcountry ©
Gulmarg Backcountry
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, then make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Leh driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Leh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, soothe aching muscles at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Spas Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali attractions planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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