16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
bus:  11​h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
train:  20​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
bus:  10​h
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  8​h
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
6
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dhaka City


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1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nandan West Bengal Film Centre, Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre Mall, and finally see a show at Star Theatre. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at South City Mall, then identify plant and animal life at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, and then catch a movie at Nandan West Bengal Film Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip itinerary maker .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish 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

1
night
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Agra in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. 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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Spas
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): browse the different shops at Select Citywalk, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Rajpath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at DLF Promenade Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Spas
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

2
nights
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

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

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manali road trip app .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa. Take a break from the city and head to Tanglang La and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, admire the striking features of Matho Gompa, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leh day trip planning site .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow 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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