60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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London
Fly:
12​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 9 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
Agra
— 9 nights
train + subway + Fly:
6​h 30​min
Varanasi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:
6​h
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Manali
— 8 nights
Drive:
5​h
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 5 nights
Fly:
1​h 30​min
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Fly:
1​h
Leh
— 10 nights
Fly:
17​h
London

9
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.
Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sai Ka Angan, Cyber Hub, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), don't miss a visit to India Gate, and admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 40°C and lows are around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), The Great India Place
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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

8
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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, stroll through Mehtab Bagh, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife SOS.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip generator.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

4
days
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 sightseeing, historic sites, nature, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and appreciate the history behind Dhamek Stupa.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Varanasi itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Varanasi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Varanasi

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping
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Sarnath
Ganges River
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)

4
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for sightseeing, nature, historic sites, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Shimla in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Sightseeing Parks Nature
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The Mall
Jakhu Temple
Viceregal Lodge

7
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar) and Great Himalayan National Park (in Kullu). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, stroll through Solang-Nullah, and explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Tripura Sundari Temple, Great Himalayan National Park
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall

5
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Kangra Fort (in Kangra) and Billing Adventures of Himachal (in Bir). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Sherbling, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trips

Billing Adventures of Himachal, Kangra Fort
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Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley
Triund Hill

5
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amritsar side-trips: Jalandhar (St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Sodal Mandir, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti, get in on the family fun at Suncity Amusement Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar itinerary planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Sightseeing Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jalandhar
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Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht

5
days
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.
Explore Srinagar's surroundings by going to Apharwat Peak (in Gulmarg) and Betaab Valley (in Pahalgam). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Dal Lake, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Amritsar to Srinagar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Apharwat Peak, Betaab Valley
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Dal Lake
Apharwat Peak
Shankaracharya Hill

9
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.
Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Spend the 7th (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pangong Tso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip builder.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Leh

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery
Pangong Tso
Likir Gompa

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