15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

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15 days in North India Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  27​h
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 3 nights
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
San Francisco

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hauz Khas Village and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Raj Ghat. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Great India Place, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, make a trip to India Gate, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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San Francisco, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Delhi. In July, New Delhi is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 94°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do your shopping at Mughal Carpet and The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs. Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stop by Marble Handicrafts and admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

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You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dharamsala.

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Mughal Carpet
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal

1
day
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

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Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Spas & Wellness

4
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hazara Arts and Evergreen Arts Emporium. Step off the beaten path and head to Zanskar Arts and Alchi Choskor Monastery. And it doesn't end there: stop by De Pashmina Emporium, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort, and take a memorable drive along Khardung La.

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Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Sightseeing Parks

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Ladakh, Hazara Arts
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Zanskar Arts
Shanti Stupa
Likir Gompa

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