25 days in North India Itinerary

25 days in North India Itinerary

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25 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Badrinath
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Great India Place and Ambience Mall. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DLF Mall Of India and Select Citywalk. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, shop like a local with Khan Market, contemplate the long history of Rajpath, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Delhi.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online route planner .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, New Delhi is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Noida, Ambience Mall
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
DLF Mall Of India ©
DLF Mall Of India
Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get in touch with nature at Dal Lake and Triund Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Kangra Fort in Kangra (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, stop by Kushi Boutique, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Jogini Waterfall and Rohtang Pass will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beas Kund and Manu Temple. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

1
night
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narada Kund and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Badrinath online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Badrinath takes 23 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Shimla takes 17.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

4
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tanglang La and Alchi Monastary. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Leh road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La

5
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get in touch with nature at Vashishta Gufa and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Rishikesh's surroundings by going to Forest Research Institute (in Dehradun) and Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmath Niketan Temple, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh attractions planner .

You can fly from Leh to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Har ki Pauri, Forest Research Institute, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Spas
Vashishta Gufa ©
Vashishta Gufa
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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