60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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60 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Manali
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Agra
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Varanasi
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amritsar: National Martyrs Memorial (in Firozpur) and Jalandhar (Rangla Punjab Haveli, Tulsi Mandir Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Amritsar attractions tool .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Jalandhar, Baba Bakala Sahib, National Martyrs Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

5
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: Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama) and Ningle Nallah (in Gulmarg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and admire the natural beauty at Nasim Bagh.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar route builder tool .

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in August, things will get a bit cooler in Srinagar: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarsar Lake, Ningle Nallah
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (in Chail), Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple & Mohan Shakti Heritage Park) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, see the interesting displays at Prantika, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online attractions 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dharamsala: Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi) and Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and stop by Thankas and Gifts.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online travel planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Bundlamata Temple, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

7
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: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara.

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

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

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

5
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 (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, & more) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh planner .

Fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon), about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

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

Fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) 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
Rail Tours

6
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.
Take a break from Varanasi with a short trip to Sita Kund in Mirzapur, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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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