17 days in North India Itinerary

17 days in North India Itinerary

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17 days in North India Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shankaracharya Hill and Chashme Shahi Gardens. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and explore the activities along Nigeen Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Srinagar trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Srinagar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: highs in Srinagar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Temple, and finally make a trip to Birla Ghat.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Haridwar trip maker site .

You can fly from Leh to Haridwar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, make a trip to Naina Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Garhi. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, and then explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nainital trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Nainital takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Naina Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 11th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, cool off at Dolphin The Water World, then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and finally look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nainital to Agra in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Jantar Mantar and ISKCON Noida. There's lots more to do: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

ISKCON Noida
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and then find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manali online travel route planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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