31 days in North India Itinerary

31 days in North India Itinerary

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31 days in North India Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Katra
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Badrinath
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Bengaluru

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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, take a memorable drive along Tanglang La, and contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Leh itinerary site .

Bengaluru to Leh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

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Donkey Sanctuary ©
Donkey Sanctuary
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
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Magnetic Hill

4
days
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.
Take a break from Srinagar with a short trip to Gulmarg Alpine Guides in Gulmarg, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Mughal Gardens, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rainawari.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

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Gulmarg Alpine Guides
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

2
days
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sheshnag Lake and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Aru Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then make a trip to Chandanwari.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam holiday planning website .

Getting from Srinagar to Pahalgam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katra.

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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

few
hours
Katra

Katra
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deva Mayi Maa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katra day trip app .

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Katra takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Katra

#Historic Sites

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Deva Mayi Maa Temple
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5
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 scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katra to Manali takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Manali

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Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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hours
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Valley of Flowers National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Badrinath trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Manali to Badrinath in 21.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Badrinath

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Chitkul, then don't miss a visit to Chhitkul, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla road trip planner .

Drive from Badrinath to Sangla in 23 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Sangla

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Chhitkul
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Chhitkul ©
Chhitkul

2
days
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 20th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nainital journey planner .

You can drive from Sangla to Nainital in 19.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Jahanpanah City Forest ©
Jahanpanah City Forest
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

5
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 30th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, make a splash at Dolphin The Water World, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SOS.

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Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks

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Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World
Keetham Lake ©
Keetham Lake

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Ganges River, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Varanasi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Walking tours
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat
Rajendraprasad Ghat ©
Rajendraprasad Ghat

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