12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Varanasi
— 1 night
2
Agra
— 3 nights
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
4
Leh
— 2 nights
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
6
Manali
— 1 night

1
night
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 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi online itinerary planner.

Indore to Varanasi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March in Varanasi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Agra tour planning tool.

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Agra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Serzang Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manjushri Lha-Khang.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip builder.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Temple at Sumda Chun ©
Temple at Sumda Chun
Samstanling Monastery
Samstanling Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip maker site.

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In March, daytime highs in Amritsar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Central Sikh Museum ©
Central Sikh Museum

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali day trip planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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