5 days in North India Itinerary

5 days in North India Itinerary

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5 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h
1
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Haridwar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 11th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nainital tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Haridwar to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 12th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple and then make a splash at Dolphin The Water World.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Nainital to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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