60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Pahalgam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Leh
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lamayuru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
6
New Delhi
— 9 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
8
Badrinath
— 4 nights
Drive:  13 h
9
Gangotri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Kaza
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
11
Sangla
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h
12
Shimla
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
13
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: London

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.
Visiting Apharwat Peak and Manasbal Lake will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pari Mahal and Jama Masjid Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to St Mary's Church in Gulmarg (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, get outside with Yousmarg, and explore the activities along Nigeen Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Srinagar online trip builder.

London, UK to Srinagar is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Srinagar hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gulmarg
Highlights from your plan
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal

3
nights
Pahalgam

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aru Valley and Amarnath Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Dabyan Valley and Marsar Lake. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, and don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Amarnath Cave, Marsar Lake, Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shanti Stupa and Likir Gompa. Escape the urban bustle at Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Hemis (Kloster Hemis & Hemis Monastery). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Tanglang La, identify plant and animal life at Sand Dunes Leisure Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shey Gompa, and appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladakh, Hemis, Nubra Valley
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. On the 19th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

Plan a Alchi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Leh to Alchi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

2
nights
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Gompa.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lamayuru online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alchi to Lamayuru in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rajpath and ISKCON Temple Delhi. Visit Chhatarpur Temple and Mehrauli Archaeological Park for their historical value. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad), Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sheetla Mata Mandir & Ambience Mall) and DLF Mall Of India (in Noida). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi vacation builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lamayuru to New Delhi. In October, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Shipra Mall, DLF Mall Of India
Highlights from your plan
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Visit Har ki Pauri and Chandi Devi Temple for their historical value. Get outdoors at Vashishta Gufa and Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh. When in Rishikesh, make a side trip to see Gau Ghat in Haridwar, approximately Haridwar away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh road trip site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple ©
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

4
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Mata Murti Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Bheem Pul and Brahma Kapal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Badrinath day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Badrinath takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gangotri.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tapt Kund ©
Tapt Kund
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul

2
nights
Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Surya Kund, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangotri Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gauri Kund and Surya Kund. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kedar Taal and then Head underground at Pandav Gufa.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gangotri itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Gangotri takes 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Gangotri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple
Gauri Kund and Surya Kund
Gauri Kund and Surya Kund
Kedar Taal ©
Kedar Taal

4
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gue Mummy. and Komic Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key Monastery and Kye Monastery. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, take in the views from Chicham Bridge, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, and take a stroll through Hikkim.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kaza journey maker tool.

Getting from Gangotri to Kaza by car takes about 21 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery
Kye Monastery ©
Kye Monastery

5
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Step out of the city life by going to Chitkul and Rupin Pass. Rakcham and Kailash Dwar Sangla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sangla's surroundings by going to Suicide Point (in Kalpa), Brelengi Gompa Monastery (in Rekong Peo) and Mathi Temple (in Chitkul). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Kinnaur, identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, snap pictures at Shongtong Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sangla trip builder site.

You can drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kinnaur District, Suicide Point, Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, Brelengi Gompa Monastery, Mathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Kinnaur ©
Kinnaur
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

6
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get some historical perspective at Tara Devi Temple and Shrikhand Mahadev. Kali Bari Temple and Arya Samaj Mandir Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Hatu Peak (in Narkanda). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, walk around Annandale Ground, and step into the grandiose world of Rothney Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Shimla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Krol Ka Tibba, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Gyuto Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baijnath Temple and Bhagsunath Temple. Explore Dharamsala's surroundings by going to Kangra (Maharaja Sansar Chandra Museum & Cafe & Kangra Fort) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Bir). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala day trip website.

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Parasailing & Paragliding, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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