17 days in North India Itinerary

17 days in North India Itinerary

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17 days in North India Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  33​h
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lucknow
— 1 night
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
Chicago

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hazara Arts and Himalayan Pashmina Shawls. For shopping fun, head to Zanskar Arts or Evergreen Arts Emporium. The adventure continues: look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, cruise along Tanglang La, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manjushri Lha-Khang.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Leh is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shanti Stupa, Hazara Arts
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Zanskar Arts
Shanti Stupa
Thiksey Monastery

1
day
Lucknow

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Hazratganj, then don't miss a visit to Chowk, then appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, and finally contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza.

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You can fly from Leh to Lucknow in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Lucknow

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Hazratganj
Roomi Darwaza
Bara Imambara

4
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Get some cultural insight at Taj Mahal and Shah Burj. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

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You can drive from Lucknow to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Mughal Carpet
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal

5
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.
Head to The Great India Place and Dilli Haatfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Lodi Gardens. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurgaon to see Ambience Mall about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to India Gate, shop like a local with Khan Market, browse the different shops at Select Citywalk, and look for gifts at Craft House.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ambience Mall, The Great India Place
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The Great India Place
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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