49 days in North India Itinerary

49 days in North India Itinerary

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49 days in North India Itinerary

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

5
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, & more). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rishikesh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Rishikesh, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amritsar: National Martyrs Memorial (in Firozpur), Tulsi Mandir Temple (in Jalandhar) and Dera Baba Murad Shah (in Nakodar). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Jallianwala Bagh.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar attractions planner.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Tulsi Mandir Temple, Dera Baba Murad Shah, National Martyrs Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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 Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leh online attractions planner .

You can fly from Amritsar to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Solan (Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Sholoni Devi Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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 Bhrigu Lake, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip planning app .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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

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: don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agra.

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

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: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

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

7
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 with an excursion to Sita Kund in Mirzapur--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip tool .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Varanasi, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

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

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