9 days in North India Itinerary

9 days in North India Itinerary

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9 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Nagpur

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to India Gate and then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online sightseeing planner .

Nagpur to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nagpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali travel tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh route planning tool .

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Varanasi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, 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 next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then have some family-friendly fun at Play Safari.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Agra, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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