31 days in North India Itinerary

31 days in North India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 5 nights
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Varanasi
— 4 nights
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Manali
— 4 nights
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Shimla
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 3 nights
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Srinagar
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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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and contemplate the long history of Red Fort.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11.5 hours traveling from Chicago to New Delhi. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in New Delhi reach 98°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Agra

— 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, and examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Agra are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Varanasi

— 4 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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Ganges River, stop by Bala Ji Handicraft, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Varanasi sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

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You can fly from Varanasi to Rishikesh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, stroll around Daulat Singh Park, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Dorzong Monastic Institute in Palampur--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala day trip site.

Drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amritsar

— 3 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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, make a trip to Baba Bakala Sahib, admire the striking features of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, and take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar day trip app.

Drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Amritsar are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Srinagar

— 2 nights

Kashmiri Venice

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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then look for gifts at Hazara Arts.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip itinerary website.

Getting from Amritsar to Srinagar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Amritsar in April: highs in Srinagar hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites