12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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12 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dharamsala
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan and then make a trip to Rajpath. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, and finally take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Delhi visit planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect nights in New Delhi to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Badrinath Temple, and then steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

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Getting from New Delhi to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Har ki Pauri, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, explore the activities along Beas Kund, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Jama Masjid, then make a trip to Lotus Throne, and finally make a trip to Diwan-I-Khas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

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