60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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Fly to Gwalior, Train to Agra Cantt
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Agra
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Hunder
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Hunder
— 2 nights
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Alchi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leh
— 6 nights
Fly
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Srinagar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rishikesh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Badrinath
— 3 nights
Drive to Dehradun Airport, Fly to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore hidden gems such as Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Vrindavan to see Radha Damodar Temple about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Agra route builder tool.

Hyderabad to Agra is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect Agra to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gandhi Smriti and ISKCON Temple Delhi. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to DLF Mall Of India in Noida, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

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Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hunder.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hunder

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Yarab Tso Lake, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and then go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hunder trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Hunder. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Alchi

Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alchi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hunder to Alchi in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

6
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Hemis to see Hemis Monastery about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, cruise along Khardung La, examine the collection at Old Raku House, and don't miss a visit to Dha Valley.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip planner.

You can drive from Alchi to Leh in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

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Srinagar

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Apharwat Peak and Khir Bhawani Temple. Step out of Srinagar to go to Gulmarg and see Ningle Nallah, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque, and explore the activities along Nigeen Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Srinagar online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Pahalgam

Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then appreciate the views at Aru Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pahalgam travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gyuto Monastery and Tibetan Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath) and Kangra (Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra Fort, &more). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and explore the wide array of goods at Kushi Boutique.

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

Drive from Pahalgam to Dharamsala in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and The Ridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatu Peak (in Narkanda) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, make a trip to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasa Spa @ Hotel Willow Banks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Sangla

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then wander the streets of Rakcham. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sangla trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Kullu

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Explore hidden gems such as Tirthan Valley and Hot Water Spring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kullu: Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Lord Ramchandra Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, get outside with Hampta, and don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip planner.

Getting from Sangla to Kullu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jogini Waterfall and Rohtang Pass. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rahala Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manali online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Rishikesh

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Har ki Pauri and Spas & Wellness. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Dehradun (Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir & Forest Research Institute) and Haridwar (Birla Ghat, Chandi Devi Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh, and go for a walk through Astha Path.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip builder website.

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Badrinath

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Vasudhara Falls, then don't miss a visit to Bheem Pul, and then explore the activities along Saraswati River. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vyas Gufa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapt Kund, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

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Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Badrinath takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature