9 days in North India Itinerary

9 days in North India Itinerary

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9 days in North India Itinerary

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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Craft House, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then stop by Meher Chand Market, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and finally hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi route planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal for their historical value. Do your shopping at Unique Handicrafts and Marble Cottage. The adventure continues: stop by Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts and examine the collection at Spiritual Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, then examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Zanskar Arts, look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, then make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, then admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, and finally look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh journey builder site .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar online tour planner .

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

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