14 days in North India Itinerary

14 days in North India Itinerary

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14 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
2
Varanasi
— 1 night
3
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Leh
— 3 nights
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khalsa College.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Amritsar road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Amritsar. When traveling from Dubai in November, plan for slightly colder days in Amritsar, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip website .

Fly from Amritsar to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Varanasi when traveling from Amritsar in November, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat
Rajendraprasad Ghat ©
Rajendraprasad Ghat

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 14th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Agra route planner .

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Agra when traveling from Varanasi in November, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

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

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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and make a trip to Kalka Mandir.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and then get your game on at Club House.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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