12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
3
Dharamsala
— Few hours
4
Manali
— 2 nights
5
Agra
— 2 nights

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan and then steep yourself in history at Rajpath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, thenmake a trip to India Gate, thenadmire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi travel website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Delhi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, thensnap pictures at Ram Jhula, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and then steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Har ki Pauri
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

few
hours
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala journey builder tool.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Dharamsala in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas
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2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, thenstep into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, thenexplore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, thenexplore the activities along Beas Kund, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manali using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, thenmake a trip to Lotus Throne, and finally don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra road trip planning site.

Fly from Manali to Agra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

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