17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Nagpur
Fly:  4​h
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
Nagpur

2
days
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 16th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, then wander the streets of 7WD STUDIO 19 Hauz Khas Village LAKE SIDE, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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Nagpur to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

2
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Mughal Carpet, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife SOS Elephant & Bear Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Shimla.

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Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Mughal Carpet

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to The Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course. On your second day here, hike along Shimla Heritage Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Bird Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Shimla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

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Sightseeing Golf Parks

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Naldehra Golf Course
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Shimla Christ Church
Naldehra Golf Course
The Mall

6
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some cultural insight at Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naggar Castle and Manu Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery (in Naggar) and Great Himalayan National Park (in Kullu). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, and admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

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Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Great Himalayan National Park
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Great Himalayan National Park

3
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Take a break from the city and head to Kangra Valley and Bhagsu Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. John and Dalai Lama Temple Complex. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Triund Hill
Kangra Valley
Church of St. John

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