8 days in North India & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in North India & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in North India & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Aurangabad
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
2
Leh
— 5 nights
3
Srinagar
— Few hours
4
Bhopal
— 1 night
5
Indore
— 1 night
End: Aurangabad

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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.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip app .

Aurangabad to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Neighborhoods
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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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.
Visit Alchi Choskor Monastery and Alchi Monastary for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stok Palace Museum and Shanti Stupa. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Khardung La, steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Serzang Temple.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary tool .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Srinagar trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks
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Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
On the 17th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind and then explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bhopal attractions planner.

You can fly from Srinagar to Bhopal in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Srinagar in May, expect nights in Bhopal to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are warmer, around 49°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Museums
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Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rajwada Indore, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Regional Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Indore tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Indore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar
Regional Park ©
Regional Park

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