31 days in North India Itinerary

31 days in North India Itinerary

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31 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
2
Leh
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Badrinath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Your inner history buff will appreciate Taj Mahal and Balkeshwar Mandir. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and examine the collection at Spiritual Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agra online journey builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Agra is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Agra. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hemis Monastery and Alchi Choskor Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Deskit Monastery and Khardung La. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leh vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

1
night
Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley ©
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Yarab Tso Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, and then head outdoors with Hunder Sand Dunes.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nubra Valley trip planning app .

You can drive from Leh to Nubra Valley in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

2
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Get in touch with nature at Valley of Flowers National Park and Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Ganesh Gufa. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bheem Pul and take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Kapal.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Badrinath day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Badrinath takes 37 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Badrinath

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of Flowers National Park, Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib
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Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Chitkul and then take a stroll through Rakcham. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla and then head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sangla trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Sangla takes 23 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Visiting Spiti Valley and Kunzum Pass will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hikkim and Kibber Village. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tabo Monastery, don't miss a visit to Komick Village, and admire the striking features of Sakya Tangyud Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaza online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get outdoors at Rohtang Pass and Beas River. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tripura Sundari Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manali online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass, Ram Temple, Van Vihar National Park
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dalai Lama Temple Complex and Kalachakra Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Indrahar Pass and Bhagsu Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsechokling Gompa, and pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip builder website .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Indrahar Pass
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Indrahar Pass ©
Indrahar Pass
Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hauz Khas Village and Gandhi Smriti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at India Gate, don't miss a visit to Rajpath, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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