31 days in North India Itinerary

31 days in North India Itinerary

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31 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  10​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
4
Agra
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Varanasi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Tabo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at India House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar route planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Amritsar is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Amritsar due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Spas

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then look for gifts at Akee Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary and then browse the fresh offerings at Floating Vegetable Market.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Srinagar driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, Srinagar is a bit cooler than Amritsar - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Shopping
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Pashmina House, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, and explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visiting National Chambal Sanctuary NCS and Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agra Fort and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, explore the galleries of U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

4
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.
Do your shopping at Ashul Sharma and Armatuer. Kriti Gallery and Sarnath are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Varanasi to Chandauli to see Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Devi Mandir.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping Parks Spas

Side Trip

Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate the long history of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rishikesh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Varanasi to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sangla online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Sangla takes 13.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tabo Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Golden Temple, then explore the galleries of The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tabo online road trip planner .

Getting from Sangla to Tabo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Rani Nallah and Jogini Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

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

You can drive from Tabo to Manali in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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.
Head to Chandni Chowk and People Treefor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Step out of New Delhi to go to Noida and see The Great India Place, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at India Gate, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, view the masterpieces at An Yahh!!, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Great India Place
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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