48 days in North India Itinerary

48 days in North India Itinerary

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48 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Leh
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Agra
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Varanasi
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

6
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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid, stroll through Akshardham, and admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday builder tool .

Chamarel, Mauritius to New Delhi is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Chamarel to New Delhi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in November, plan for little chillier nights in New Delhi, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manali online trip maker .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple & Bon Monastery) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shimla using our trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Solan, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis (Hemis Monastery & Kloster Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Leh road trip site .

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 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, identify plant and animal life at Doodhpathri, stop by Akee Crafts, and make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Srinagar vacation builder .

Fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Walking tours
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

5
nights
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.
Explore Amritsar's surroundings by going to Tulsi Mandir Temple (in Jalandhar) and Dera Baba Murad Shah (in Nakodar). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Srinagar, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Amritsar, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Tulsi Mandir Temple, Dera Baba Murad Shah
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Spas

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar & Har ki Pauri) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Lakshman Jhula.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Rishikesh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

7
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: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, make a short side trip with Day Trips, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Rishikesh to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

5
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.
Step out of Varanasi to go to Mirzapur and see Sita Kund, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Banaras Ghats, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the activities along Ganges River.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Varanasi online travel planner .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Sita Kund
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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