16 days in North India Itinerary

16 days in North India Itinerary

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Varanasi
— 1 night
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Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Manali
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 1 night

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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 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kriti Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Reewa Ghat. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Temple, then examine the collection at Banaras Toy Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and finally make a trip to Ganga Aarti.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi route builder website.

New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Temple ©
Tibetan Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Samosa Mahal, steep yourself in history at Lower Haramsara, delve into the distant past at Caravan Sarai, admire the striking features of Diwan-I-Aam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah of Hzrt Saleem Chisti, and finally explore the ancient world of The Fort Wall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fatehpur Sikri trip builder tool.

You can fly from Varanasi to Fatehpur Sikri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Fatehpur Sikri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dwarkadheesh Temple
Highlights from your plan
Maryamuzzamani Palace
Maryamuzzamani Palace
Samosa Mahal ©
Samosa Mahal
Diwan-I-Aam ©
Diwan-I-Aam

3
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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 explore and learn at Museo Camera and Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and ISKCON Noida. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sai Ka Angan Temple, Aravalli Bio Diversity Park, &more) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ghaziabad). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Mehrauli Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple, make a trip to Gurudwara Singh Sabha Rajouri Garden, and contemplate the long history of Majnu ka Tilla.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Fatehpur Sikri to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Nature & Wildlife Tours, ISKCON Noida
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Sai Baba Temple ©
Sai Baba Temple
Mehrauli Archaeological Park ©
Mehrauli Archaeological Park

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Old Raku House and Textile Museum of Ladakh. Alchi Monastery and Monastery Circuit will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, and make a trip to Rezang La War Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Leh journey planning website.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Alchi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Alchi Monastery ©
Alchi Monastery
Stakna Monastery ©
Stakna Monastery

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jandri Ghat, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moti Tibba.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie road trip planning app.

Getting from Leh to Dalhousie by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church
St. Francis Church ©
St. Francis Church

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, admire the masterpieces at Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Indru Naag Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Nechung Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kangra
Highlights from your plan
Indru Naag Temple ©
Indru Naag Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamula Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, then take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anjani Mahadev ©
Anjani Mahadev
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery ©
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery
Gayatri Temple ©
Gayatri Temple

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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 28th (Thu): stroll through Kufri Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Derthu Mata Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Shimla Heritage Museum, identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrikhand Mahadev, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shimla itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhootnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bharat Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Tera Manzil Temple ©
Tera Manzil Temple
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib ©
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib

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