13 days in North India Itinerary

13 days in North India Itinerary

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13 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Lucknow
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  6​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kullu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 21st (Fri), meet the residents at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden and then take a stroll through Hazratganj.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucknow trip builder site .

Hyderabad to Lucknow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, things will get little chillier in Lucknow: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden ©
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Mall, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then make a trip to The Ridge.

To see maps and tourist information, read Shimla trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lucknow to Shimla takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Lucknow in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Shimla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Solang Valley. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Van Vihar National Park
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple, then take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kullu online travel planner .

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Jagatipatt Temple ©
Jagatipatt Temple

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hauz Khas Village and Humayun's Tomb. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Lodi Gardens will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of India Gate, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take a peaceful walk through Jahanpanah City Forest, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

Plan my day in New Delhi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Kullu to New Delhi with the Route module. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

1
night
Varanasi

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 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Ganges River and then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Ganges River
Ganges River

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