11 days in North India Itinerary

11 days in North India Itinerary

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11 days in North India Itinerary

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

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali online attractions planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Marble Cottage and then look for gifts at Sanskriti's Imperial Gems. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Subhash Emporium.

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

Do a combination of flight and train from Dharamsala to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Subhash Emporium ©
Subhash Emporium

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nights
Leh

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.
Get some cultural insight at Shanti Stupa and Sum-tsek. Shop till you drop at Hazara Arts and De Pashmina Emporium. There's still lots to do: get outside with Khardung La, look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manjushri Lha-Khang, and contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hazara Arts, Khardung La
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Serzang Temple ©
Serzang Temple

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nights
New Delhi

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Swaminarayan Akshardham. When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Ambience Mall in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, browse the different shops at The Great India Place, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in New Delhi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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