5 days in North India Itinerary

5 days in North India Itinerary

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5 days in North India Itinerary

Bhopal
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Bhopal

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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 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Gandhi Smriti, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

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Bhopal to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, cruise along Tanglang La, then Head underground at Saspol Caves, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dharamsala.

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Khardung La
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 10th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can fly from Leh to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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