8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Varanasi
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online route planner.

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manali day trip website.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Spas
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Fri), gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and then make a trip to The Mall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shimla travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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