21 days in North India Itinerary

21 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India trip planner

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Manali
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 3 nights
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Varanasi
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riding Solo and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Get a sense of the local culture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Hidimba Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Manali Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali tour itinerary website.

Chandigarh to Manali is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

New Delhi

— 5 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ambience Mall and An Yahh!!. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gandhi Smriti and Spas. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, examine the collection at National Museum, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In February, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Taj Gallery and Imperial Wax Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Dayal Bagh. There's much more to do: make a trip to Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, examine the collection at Taj Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Agra visit planning site.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Agra are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Varanasi

— 3 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banaras Ghats and Spas & Wellness. Get a sense of the local culture at Kriti Gallery and Mehta Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and take in the exciting artwork at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Varanasi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Amritsar

— 2 nights

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 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at India House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, and finally examine the collection at Virasat-e-Khlasa.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Varanasi to Amritsar by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Varanasi in February; daily highs in Amritsar reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
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 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then browse the different shops at Kushi Boutique.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala driving holiday app.

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 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Leh

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Likir Gompa and Shanti Stupa. Step out of Leh to go to Alchi and see Alchi Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Kamzang Journeys and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

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You can fly from Dharamsala to Leh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips