22 days in North India Itinerary

22 days in North India Itinerary

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22 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Nashville
+2
Fly + subway + train:  23​h 15​min
1
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
2
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Nashville

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agra online attractions planner .

Nashville, USA to Agra is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Nashville to Agra, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Agra when traveling from Nashville in July, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

4
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.
Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leh itinerary planner .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Srinagar

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.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Leh to Srinagar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

1
night
Amritsar

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.
On the 15th (Wed), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally stop by India House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Srinagar in July, expect Amritsar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip planner .

Drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, cruise along Rohtang Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and trek along Hampta.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hampta, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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