22 days in North India Itinerary

22 days in North India Itinerary

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22 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Subway + Foot + Bus + Train:  7 h 30 min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
New Delhi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  15 h
End: Bournemouth

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planning site.

Bournemouth, UK to Leh is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bournemouth to Leh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Stok Palace Museum ©
Stok Palace Museum

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at India House, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, Amritsar is somewhat warmer than Srinagar - with highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali online trip maker.

Drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Manali to Agra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November, daytime highs in Agra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, make a trip to Sarnath, and see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi tour planner.

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Varanasi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden, and contemplate the long history of Red Fort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi journey planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in New Delhi. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

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