11 days in North India Itinerary

11 days in North India Itinerary

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11 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Leh
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
7
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
8
Pahalgam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then explore the activities along Beas River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and then cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Manali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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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 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala itinerary planner .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Srinagar online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amritsar in August, with highs in Srinagar at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

1
night
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Outer Circle Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gulmarg online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Gulmarg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Leh driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Leh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Taj Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Chandanwari and then look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley.

Plan trip to Pahalgam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Agra to Pahalgam by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Agra in August, with highs in Pahalgam at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

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