20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly
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Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kasol
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banjar
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly
8
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Agra
— 1 night
Drive

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1
night
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 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sunder Nursery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Highlights from your trip
Humayun's Tomb ©
World heritage site
Humayun's Tomb
4.6
India Gate ©
Historic Site
India Gate
4.2

1
night
Amritsar

Golden City

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar online road trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in April, with highs in Amritsar at 39°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Harmandir Sahib ©
Must see
Harmandir Sahib
4.9
The Partition Museum ©
History Museum
The Partition Museum
4.5
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9

4
nights
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
When in Dharamsala, make a side trip to see Dorzong Monastic Institute in Palampur, approximately Palampur away. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala tour planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Triund Hill ©
Mountain
Triund Hill
4.7
Kangra Valley ©
Valley
Kangra Valley
4.6
Norbulingka Institute ©
Educational Site
Norbulingka Institute
4.6

3
nights
Kasol

Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kasol: Kullu (Mahadevi Tirth & Bijli Mahadev Temple) and Kheer Ganga (in Manikaran). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Parvati Valley, stroll through Sar Pass Trek, don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kasol trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kasol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banjar.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kheer Ganga ©
Hot Spring
Kheer Ganga
4.8
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Religious Site
Bijli Mahadev Temple
4.7
Parvati Valley ©
Valley
Parvati Valley
4.7

2
nights
Banjar

Banjar is a town in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. On the 11th (Sun), see what you can catch with Sunshine Himalayan Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Raghupur Fort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chhoie Waterfall. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chehni Kothi.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Banjar online journey planner.

You can drive from Kasol to Banjar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Banjar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chehni Kothi ©
Historic Site
Chehni Kothi
4.8
Chhoie Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Chhoie Waterfall
4.8

2
nights
Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Banjar to Shimla by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Jakhu Temple ©
Religious Site
Jakhu Temple
4.2
The Mall
Landmark
The Mall
4.0
Viceregal Lodge ©
Architectural Building
Viceregal Lodge
4.4

4
nights
Rishikesh

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har ki Pauri, &more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Rishikesh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Religious Site
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
4.6
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.9
©
Spa
Spas
4.7

1
night
New Delhi

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Historic Site
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
4.8
Lodhi Garden ©
Garden
Lodhi Garden
4.6

1
night
Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Highlights from your trip
Taj Mahal
Must see
Taj Mahal
4.7
Agra Fort
Must see
Agra Fort
4.5
Jahangir Mahal ©
Architectural Building
Jahangir Mahal
4.8

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