8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
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 off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La. Get in touch with nature at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Donkey Sanctuary. It doesn't end there: stop by De Pashmina Emporium and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokhang Vihara Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh holiday planner.

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Khardung La
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
River Rafting & Tubing
Khardung La ©
Khardung La

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planning site .

Getting from Leh to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Vashishta Gufa ©
Vashishta Gufa
Spas & Wellness
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Dharamsala takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dharamsala to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort ©
Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort

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