55 days in India Itinerary

55 days in India Itinerary

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55 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rishikesh
— 32 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Agra
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Khajuraho
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Gurugram (Gurgaon)
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amritsar day trip tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Amritsar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

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You can drive from Amritsar to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Dal Lake and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala visit planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manali online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

32
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 (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har ki Pauri, & more), Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi) and Dehradun (Shiv Mandir, Forest Research Institute, & more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Arihant Gems, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Lakshman Jhula.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rishikesh trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Haridwar, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Dehradun District, Roorkee
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Diwan E Aam, stroll around Mehtab Bagh, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Agra attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
nights
Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, get some fabulous bargains at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, then admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the sheer force of Raneh Falls, and finally steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Khajuraho trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Gurugram (Gurgaon).

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple

5
nights
Gurugram (Gurgaon)

Gurugram (Gurgaon) ©
Once a quiet agricultural suburb of New Delhi, Gurgaon has developed almost entirely due to investment from private companies.
Change things up with a short trip to Heritage Transport Museum in Taoru (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to DLF Cyber Hub, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at MohanJodero, and stroll around Leisure Valley Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gurugram (Gurgaon) tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Khajuraho to Gurugram (Gurgaon) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gurugram (Gurgaon)

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Heritage Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Leisure Valley Park ©
Leisure Valley Park
DLF Cyber Hub ©
DLF Cyber Hub
Sai Ka Angan Temple ©
Sai Ka Angan Temple

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