33 days in North India Itinerary

33 days in North India Itinerary

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33 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to New Delhi. In January, New Delhi is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Great Himalayan National Park (in Kullu) and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery (in Naggar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, take a memorable drive along Hampta, and step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manali vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Himalayan National Park, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

6
nights
Leh

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.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 29th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pangong Tso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Srinagar: Apharwat Peak (in Gulmarg) and Sonamarg (Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonamarg, Apharwat Peak
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and finally make a trip to Harmandir Sahib.

You can plan Amritsar trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

3
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Ganges River, don't miss a visit to Sarnath, pause for some photo ops at Dhamek Stupa, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary website .

Fly from Amritsar to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Tours
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Walking tours
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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