12 days in North India & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

12 days in North India & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amritsar
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Fly
3
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Agra
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Amritsar

Golden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar holiday app.

Kochi (Cochin) to Amritsar is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, expect nights in Amritsar to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali travel app.

You can drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

New Delhi

— 4 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip builder site.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in New Delhi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary app.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Varanasi

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan and then take in the exciting artwork at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.