16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
2
Agra
— 1 night
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
5
Manali
— 1 night
6
Leh
— 4 nights


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night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You've added Nandan West Bengal Film Centre, Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, thentake in the views from Howrah Bridge, thenbrowse the different shops at City Centre Mall, and finally see a show at Star Theatre. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at South City Mall, thenidentify plant and animal life at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, and then watch a film at Nandan West Bengal Film Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nightlife Shopping Wildlife
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Star Theatre ©
Star Theatre
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary ©
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
South City Mall ©
South City Mall

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Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenlook for gifts at Marble Handicrafts Agra, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip website.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Agra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Marble Handicrafts Agra ©
Marble Handicrafts Agra
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Select Citywalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thensteep yourself in history at Rajpath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple, thenbrowse the different shops at DLF Promenade Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in New Delhi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from New Delhi to Shimla by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip site.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hemis Monastery and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Visiting Tanglang La and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, admire the striking features of Matho Gompa, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online holiday maker.

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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