60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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Varanasi
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 4 nights
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Nainital
— 5 nights
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Rishikesh
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 7 nights
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Shimla
— 6 nights
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Dharamsala
— 6 nights
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Amritsar
— 4 nights
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Srinagar
— 6 nights
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Leh
— 7 nights
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Varanasi

— 3 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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Varanasi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, expect Varanasi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Agra

— 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and walk around Mehtab Bagh.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agra visit planner.

Fly from Varanasi to Agra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Nainital

— 5 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Naukuchiatal Lake (in Naukuchiatal), Bhimtal (Bhimtal Lake & Karkotaka Temple) and Ramnagar (Durga Mandir Temple & Tigers in Corbett). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sattal Christian Ashram, meet the residents at Nainital Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nainital trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Agra to Nainital in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rishikesh

— 5 nights

Yoganagari

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 (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Nainital to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Manali

— 7 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Raghunath Temple in Kullu, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali road trip app.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Shimla

— 6 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Taradevi to see Tara Devi Temple about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip website.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 6 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsuglag Khang, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala online route planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Khalsa College.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amritsar online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Amritsar are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Srinagar

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gulmarg (Ningle Nallah & Apharwat Peak). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, admire the natural beauty at Badamwari Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Srinagar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amritsar in July, things will get slightly colder in Srinagar: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leh

— 7 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.
Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Likir Gompa (in Likir), Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi route planner.

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife