13 days in North India Itinerary

13 days in North India Itinerary

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13 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  17​h
1
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Kasol
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Kasauli
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Naina Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip builder .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Nainital is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Nainital

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naina Devi Temple
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Devi Temple ©
Naina Devi Temple

1
night
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 22nd (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Srinagar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Srinagar are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Srinagar

Tours
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Walking tours

1
day
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Sar Pass Trek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kasol online route builder .

Drive from Srinagar to Kasol in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Sar Pass Trek ©
Sar Pass Trek
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get outside with Rohtang Pass.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manali using our trip planner.

Drive from Kasol to Manali in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, and then trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kullu online holiday maker .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple

1
day
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 27th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kasauli attractions planning website .

You can drive from Kullu to Kasauli in 7 hours. December in Kasauli sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites
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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then stroll through Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kasauli to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kasauli in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in New Delhi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Walking tours

3
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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit, and finally look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh travel planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
River Rafting & Tubing
Stakna Monastery ©
Stakna Monastery

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