8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Varanasi
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah as well as Jallianwala Bagh. On the 12th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amritsar online road trip planner .

Bengaluru to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Mall as well as Kalka - Shimla Railway. On the 13th (Mon), get interesting insight from Kalka - Shimla Railway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kalka - Shimla Railway ©
Kalka - Shimla Railway
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beas River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and finally explore the activities along Beas River.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Shopping
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gayatri Temple ©
Gayatri Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kullu travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akshardham as well as Lotus Temple. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kullu to New Delhi with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate
Lotus Temple ©
Lotus Temple

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the 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 January in Agra, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

few
hours
Varanasi

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.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Varanasi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Varanasi

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