60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 6 nights
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Varanasi
— 5 nights
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Lucknow
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 6 nights
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Gurugram (Gurgaon)
— 4 nights
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Nainital
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 4 nights
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Mussoorie
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 4 nights
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Srinagar
— 4 nights
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Pahalgam
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Leh
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New Delhi

— 6 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and explore the ancient world of Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Varanasi

— 5 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Banaras Ghats. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucknow.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Lucknow

— 4 nights

Golden City of India

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Explore hidden gems such as Bara Imambara and Chowk. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chhota Imambara, walk around Janeshwar Mishra Park, contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, and get to know the fascinating history of Hazratganj.

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

Getting from Varanasi to Lucknow by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Varanasi in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Lucknow. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Agra

— 6 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatehpur Sikri (Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, &more) and Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham (in Vrindavan). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, stroll around Mehtab Bagh, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lucknow to Agra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gurugram (Gurgaon).

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon)

— 4 nights

Millennium City

Once a quiet agricultural suburb of New Delhi, Gurgaon has developed almost entirely due to investment from private companies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sai Ka Angan Temple and Museo Camera. Change things up with a short trip to Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ambience Mall, make a trip to Katyayani Arts, stroll around Tau Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheetla Mata Mandir.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gurugram (Gurgaon) route planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Gurugram (Gurgaon) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. In February, daytime highs in Gurugram (Gurgaon) are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Gurugram (Gurgaon)

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nainital

— 2 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then get to know the resident critters at Nainital Zoo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naina Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hidimba Parvat.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Nainital journey planning app.

Getting from Gurugram (Gurgaon) to Nainital by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rishikesh

— 4 nights

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 Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar & Chandi Devi Temple) and Dehradun (Indian Military Academy & Forest Research Institute). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Mussoorie

— 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Lal Tibba, explore the world behind art at SOHAM Himalayan Centre, then get outside with SKY WALK Dhanaulti, then head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mussoorie Heritage Centre. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santala Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Darbar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, and finally look for gifts at Himalayan Weavers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mussoorie road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ridge and Kali Bari Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatu Peak (in Narkanda) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and take a peaceful walk through Kiala Forest.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mussoorie to Shimla in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riding Solo and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Naggar (Naggar Castle & Tripura Sundari Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, and get great views at Gulaba.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manali online route planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kangra Valley and Kangra Fort. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Amritsar

— 4 nights

Golden City

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 discover tucked-away gems like The Partition Museum and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Amritsar side-trips: Phagwara (Gurdwara Sukhchainana Sahib & Shri Geeta Bhawan Sabha Mandir) and Jalandhar (Rangla Punjab Haveli & Tulsi Mandir Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and admire the landmark architecture of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar driving holiday website.

Drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Srinagar

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Apharwat Peak and Pari Mahal. Change things up with these side-trips from Srinagar: Gulmarg (Horseback Riding Tours & Ningle Nallah). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Hamdan.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Srinagar trip maker app.

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Amritsar in March, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pahalgam

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake, and finally appreciate the views at Aru Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam day trip planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Leh

— 5 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Likir Gompa. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastery in Alchi, approximately Alchi away. There's much more to do: cruise along Khardung La, look for all kinds of wild species at Sand Dunes Leisure Park, make a trip to Dha Valley, and surround yourself with nature on Kamzang Journeys.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leh online travel route builder.

Fly from Pahalgam to Leh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips