60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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60 days in North India Itinerary

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

5
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Haridwar (Adhbut Temple, Har ki Pauri, & more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh holiday maker website .

Jaipur to Rishikesh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

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
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Solan (Mohan Shakti Heritage Park & Sholoni Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Shimla to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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: Gulmarg (Apharwat Peak, Ningle Nallah, & more) and Gangabal Lake (in Sonamarg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Doodhpathri, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Srinagar day trip planner .

Getting from Leh to Srinagar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulmarg, Doodhpathri, Gangabal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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.
Take a break from Amritsar with a short trip to Tulsi Mandir Temple in Jalandhar, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, contemplate the long history of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Srinagar in November: highs in Amritsar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trip

Tulsi Mandir Temple
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi & Kareri Lake). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, stop by Thankas and Gifts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bundlamata Temple, and make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), make a trip to India Gate, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

8
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: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra day trip planning site .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mirzapur (Lakhaniya Dari & Sita Kund). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Varanasi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mirzapur
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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