23 days in North India Itinerary

23 days in North India Itinerary

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23 days in North India Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  27​h
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 6 nights
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Varanasi
— Few hours
Fly:  31​h
Los Angeles

6
days
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.
Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and The Great India Place. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurgaon to see Ambience Mall about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, look for gifts at Craft House, don't miss a visit to Connaught Place, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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Los Angeles, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Delhi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 72°F, while days are much warmer, around 96°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agra.

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Shopping Historic Sites Parks

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The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

6
days
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Mughal Carpet and The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agra Fort and Maryamuzzamani Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, look for gifts at Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

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Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Maryamuzzamani Palace, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Mughal Carpet ©
Mughal Carpet
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

5
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hall of Fame and Riasi Fort. Do your shopping at Zanskar Arts and De Pashmina Emporium. Spend the 19th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basgo gompa, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lucknow.

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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
days
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza, then take a stroll through Hazratganj, and finally admire all the interesting features of La Martiniere College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Nursery, admire all the interesting features of Colvin Taluqdars' College, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhota Imambara, and finally make a trip to Chowk.

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Traveling by flight from Leh to Lucknow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Roomi Darwaza ©
Roomi Darwaza
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara

1
day
Varanasi

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Baba Black Sheep, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

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You can fly from Lucknow to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Ganges River ©
Ganges River

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