15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

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15 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Spiritual Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Agra is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in March, with highs in Agra at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gandhi Smriti and National Rail Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at India Gate, see the interesting displays at National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala road trip planning site .

Fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get in touch with nature at Solang Valley and Solang Nullah. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, examine the collection at Prantika, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Hall of Fame and Markha Valley. Spend the 23rd (Sat) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple, explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and finally explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar itinerary site .

Fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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