60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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60 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h
1
New Delhi
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Dharamsala
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 8 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Sangla
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
5
Diskit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Leh
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
8
Badrinath
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
9
Lansdowne
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

9
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Aravalli Bio Diversity Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Heritage Transport Museum and Gandhi Smriti capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad), Noida (DLF Mall Of India & The Great India Place) and Ambience Mall (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Shipra Mall, Heritage Transport Museum
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Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

6
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baijnath Temple and Gyuto Monastery. Shop till you drop at Sobha Singh Art Gallery and Naam Art Gallery. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi), Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur) and Kangra (Baglamukhi Temple & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Museum of Kangra Art, and stop by Kushi Boutique.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala holiday planning tool .

Fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Kangra, Baijnath Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Parasailing & Paragliding, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding

8
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Beas Kund and Beas River will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Naggar Castle and Hidimba Devi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar) and Hanogi Mata Temple (in Kullu). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip maker .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Hanogi Mata Temple, Parvati Valley
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

4
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Durga Temple and Bering Nag Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Rakcham and Kailash Dwar Sangla. Get out of town with these interesting Sangla side-trips: Kinner Kailash (in Rekong Peo) and Kalpa (Narayan-Nagini Temple & Suicide Point). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm, head outdoors with Rupin Pass, and explore the activities along Baspa River.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sangla online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manali to Sangla in 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Diskit.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kalpa, Rekong Peo
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Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

1
night
Diskit

Diskit
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and then go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes. On your second day here, cruise along Wari La Pass and then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Diskit online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Diskit takes 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Leh.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hundur Monastery, Nubra Valley, Hunder Sand Dunes
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Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tanglang La and Photography Tours. Hemis Monastery and Likir Gompa will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Alchi Monastary in Alchi--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Hemis National Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leh online travel planner .

Drive from Diskit to Leh in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

7
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get outdoors at Vashishta Gufa and River Rafting & Tubing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daksheshwar Mahadev and Bharat Mandir. Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Dehradun (Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Shiv Mandir) and Mussoorie (Mussoorie Heritage Centre & Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Patna Waterfalls, look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh travel route planner.

Fly from Leh to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

5
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Valley of Flowers National Park. Get some cultural insight at Bheem Pul and Tapt Kund. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badrinath: Chamoli (Hemkund Sahib & Hemkund Lake) and Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib (in Joshimath). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Kapal, take in breathtaking views at Vasudhara Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Saraswati River, and contemplate the long history of Ganesh Gufa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Badrinath travel route builder .

Drive from Rishikesh to Badrinath in 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and Durga Devi Temple. You'll explore and learn at Darwan Singh Museum and Garhwali Mess. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Har Ki Dun Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and contemplate the long history of Bhim Pakora.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lansdowne tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Lansdowne takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Har Ki Dun Valley
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Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Har Ki Dun Valley ©
Har Ki Dun Valley
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Residency and 1857 Memorial Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hazratganj and Jagannath Temple. Explore Lucknow's surroundings by going to Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (in Unnao) and Kanpur Memorial Church (in Kanpur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandrika Devi Mandir, look for gifts at Sugandhco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Kukrail Forest Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucknow visit planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lansdowne to Lucknow. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kanpur, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency
Kanpur Memorial Church ©
Kanpur Memorial Church

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