8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
Leh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Varanasi travel route planner .

Mumbai to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Varanasi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Taj Gallery and Shahin Artsfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Spiritual Museum and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Agra trip maker site .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art ©

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for gifts at Pashmina House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Ladakh Rocks & Minerals Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Markha Valley ©
Markha Valley

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