18 days in North India Itinerary

18 days in North India Itinerary

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18 days in North India Itinerary

Pittsburgh
Fly:  28​h
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Manali
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
Agra
— 4 nights
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
Pittsburgh

4
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.
New Delhi is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple.

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Pittsburgh, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in February; daily highs in New Delhi reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

3
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and explore the activities along Beas River.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

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Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang-Nullah

4
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, parks, shopping, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Manali to Agra in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Sightseeing Historic Sites Tours

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Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basgo gompa, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, and contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

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Basgo gompa
Thiksey Monastery
Zanskar the Virgin Valley

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