15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

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15 days in North India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5​h
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, and have some family-friendly fun at Club House.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip maker site .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 24th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh road trip planning site .

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the verdant scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and take in the awesome beauty at Stok Kangri.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leh online itinerary planner .

Getting from Rishikesh to Leh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Tours
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Photography Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then let little ones run wild at Play Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Play Safari ©
Play Safari
Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary ©
Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi, then explore the activities along Ganges River, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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