17 days in North India Itinerary

17 days in North India Itinerary

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17 days in North India Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Ahmedabad

2
days
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat, make a trip to Banaras Ghats, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate the long history of Jain Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Varanasi trip planner

Ahmedabad to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manali.

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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) ©
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Ganges River ©
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manali route builder website

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Manali in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Agra.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang-Nullah ©
Solang-Nullah

4
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online driving holiday planner

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
days
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Craft House, then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi vacation planning tool

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

4
days
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leh attractions planner

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Shanti Stupa
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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