15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

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15 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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 some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Head to Chandni Chowk and Craft Housefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi travel planning app .

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in December, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some cultural insight at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary site .

You can 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 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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.
Let the collections at Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort. Spend the 19th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: stop by De Pashmina Emporium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, and appreciate the views at Markha Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary app .

Drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Samstanling Monastery
Samstanling Monastery

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh holiday tool .

Getting from Leh to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Head to Mughal Carpet and Unique Handicraftsfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Subhash Emporium, and stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Agra trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Rishikesh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

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You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Museums
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina

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