16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Mussoorie
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dhanaulti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Lansdowne
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
6
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
7
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
8
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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hours
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk and then delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie route planner .

New Delhi to Mussoorie is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dhanaulti.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk ©

1
night
Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti ©
The hill station of Dhanaulti offers innumerable breathtaking lookout points within eyeshot of the Himalayas, which makes it a great spot to admire the famous mountain range from a comfortable distance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Surkhanda Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dhanaulti attractions planner.

You can drive from Mussoorie to Dhanaulti in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Dehradun.

Things to do in Dhanaulti

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Surkhanda Devi Temple ©
Surkhanda Devi Temple

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 5th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dehradun trip website .

Getting from Dhanaulti to Dehradun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tapkeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, then snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh day trip planning website .

Drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas & Wellness
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

1
night
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the views at Har Ki Dun Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lansdowne trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Lansdowne takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Har Ki Dun Valley
Highlights from your plan
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

1
night
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Vijaynagar Beach and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Havelock Island online journey maker .

Explore your travel options from Lansdowne to Havelock Island with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Havelock Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get in touch with nature at Khardung La and Saspol Caves. Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Leh route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Leh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Khardung La, Hemis Monastery, Monastero Tak Thok
Highlights from your plan
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agra itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In June in Agra, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

3
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur journey planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Jal Mahal ©
Jal Mahal

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