18 days in North India Itinerary

18 days in North India Itinerary

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18 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Varanasi
— 3 nights
7
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar day trip website .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Amritsar is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Amritsar. Traveling from Chamarel in November, plan for much colder nights in Amritsar, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Spas

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bharat Mandir.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Amritsar to Rishikesh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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Spas
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Bharat Mandir ©
Bharat Mandir

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manu Market and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery (in Kullu) and Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Tripura Sundari Temple
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Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hauz Khas Village and Climbing Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and browse the different shops at Select Citywalk.

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Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Keoladeo National Park and Lotus Throne. Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip website .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Lotus Throne
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Ganges River, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chunar Fort, then explore the galleries of Ruchika Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Bala Ji Handicraft, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner.

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Chunar Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Ganges River
Ganges River

2
nights
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
On the 13th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Kriti Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Devi Mandir. Keep things going the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chunar Fort, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then stop by Varanasi Remembrances, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batuk Bhairav Mandir.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Varanasi trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Chunar Fort
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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) ©
Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Batuk Bhairav Mandir ©
Batuk Bhairav Mandir

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