15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

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15 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Hampi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rishikesh
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Hampi

1
day
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 16th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rishikesh road trip website .

Hampi to Rishikesh is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hall of Fame and Spituk Monastery. Visiting Markha Valley and Donkey Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Markha Valley ©
Markha Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Gandhi Smriti and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of India Gate, stop by Craft House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour planner .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
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.
International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Beas River and Jogini Waterfall will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, take a memorable drive along Hampta, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manali tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore and learn at Spiritual Museum and Subhash Emporium. Get some cultural insight at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, look for gifts at Unique Handicrafts, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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