59 days in North India & Jaipur Itinerary

59 days in North India & Jaipur Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 6 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
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Gulmarg
— 2 nights
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Sonmarg
— 1 night
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Srinagar
— 5 nights
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Pahalgam
— 2 nights
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Patnitop
— 2 nights
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Sanasar
— 2 nights
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Doda
— 1 night
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Amritsar
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 5 nights
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 10 nights
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Agra
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New Delhi

— 6 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at The Great India Place and DLF Mall Of India. Popular historic sites such as Chhatarpur Temple and Sai Baba Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to ISKCON Noida in Noida (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, don't miss a visit to India Gate, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Modern Art.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Kochi (Cochin) to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in June, expect New Delhi to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Leh

— 5 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Hemis Monastery and Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spituk Monastery and Thikse Gompa. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokhang Vihara Temple, steep yourself in history at Konigspalast von Shey, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh vacation app.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Gulmarg

— 2 nights
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, then hike along Outer Circle Walk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, then see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulmarg online journey planner.

You can fly from Leh to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sonmarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sonmarg

— 1 night
On the 15th (Wed), hit the slopes at Zero point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thajiwas Glacier.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sonmarg trip website.

You can drive from Gulmarg to Sonmarg in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Sonmarg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Srinagar

— 5 nights

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chaku And Sons and Sri Pratap Singh Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Pari Mahal and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Srinagar, make a side trip to see Avantiswami Temple in Awantipora, approximately Awantipora away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple, explore the activities along Dal Lake, look for gifts at Hazara Arts, and admire the verdant scenery at Doodhpathri.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sonmarg to Srinagar takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pahalgam

— 2 nights
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the views at Aru Valley, appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, and then tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamal Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pahalgam online vacation planner.

Getting from Srinagar to Pahalgam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Patnitop.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Patnitop

— 2 nights
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, then hike along Shiva Garh, and then cruise along PatniTop Circular Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shool Panishwar Sudh Mahadev Temple and then don't miss a visit to Naag Mandir.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Patnitop route planner.

You can drive from Pahalgam to Patnitop in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sanasar.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Sanasar

— 2 nights
Sanasar is the name given to the two small villages of Sana and Sar in Jammu province, Jammu and Kashmir state, India.Named after small local lakes, Sana and Sar are located 20 km west of Patnitop, Udhampur district on the national highway 1A. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tulip Garden At Sanasar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sanasar trip website.

Getting from Patnitop to Sanasar by car takes about an hour. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Doda.

Things to do in Sanasar

Parks

Doda

— 1 night
Doda is a town and a notified area committee in Doda district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gupt Ganga Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Doda visit site.

Traveling by car from Sanasar to Doda takes 3 hours. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amritsar.

Things to do in Doda

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Amritsar

— 2 nights

Golden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, look for gifts at India House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santokhsar Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip website.

Traveling by car from Doda to Amritsar takes 8 hours. June in Amritsar sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 5 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baijnath Temple and Tibetan Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Kangra Art and Naam Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: Indrahar Pass (in Kangra) and Palampur (Sobha Singh Art Gallery & Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at Raj Yoga School.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Image Art Gallery and Annandale Army Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Himalayan Nature Park and The Glen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, stroll around Daulat Singh Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip maker tool.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Manali

— 10 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Beas Kund and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm. Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Kullu (Gauri Shankar Temple, Raghunath Temple, &more) and Naggar (Tripura Sundari Temple & Naggar Castle). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manali attractions planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Agra

— 8 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taj Gallery and UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agra: Mathura (Govardhan Hill, Kusum Sarovar, &more) and Vrindavan (Radha Damodar Temple, Priyakant Ju Mandir, &more). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Manali to Agra in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Jaipur

— 3 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jaipur Wax Museum and Spas & Wellness. Step off the beaten path and head to Elefanjoy and The Rustic Paths. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaipur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Jaipur sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Gardens
India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.

Kashmir travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Gardens · Landmarks
Blessed with natural beauty, Kashmir offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, with trekking and skiing top of the agenda. Spectacular mountainous scenery and high-altitude ski resorts with some of the highest gondolas in the world provide unforgettable experience. Attractions in Kashmir include an abundance of religious sites known for their syncretism between Buddhism and Hindu religions, as well as a large number of Muslim religious sites. Ethnic villages, nomadic encampments, and raft rides down gorgeous river valleys are among the area's other highlights, with numerous urban gardens and wild flowering meadows providing great relaxations spots. Fascinating animals, such as ibexes, blue sheep, snow leopards, Tibetan wolves, and Eurasian lynxes all call Kashmir home.

Punjab travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Performances · Gardens
A region of five rivers rich in history and diverse in tradition, Punjab offers everything from Indus Valley archaeological sites to modern, French-designed city architecture and sports festivals. Tourism in Punjab revolves around heritage walks, battle sites, and great Sikh architecture, such as holy shrines, royal Punjabi palaces, and ancient forts. A highlight of any Punjab itinerary, the daily ceremonial lowering of the flag at the border with Pakistan reminds those who watch it of the awkward political divide in the region. Spread out over an alluvial plane with many rivers, and enjoying a subtropical climate, Punjab is dotted with traditional agricultural towns, many of which sit just a stone's throw from ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites. Punjabi cuisine includes regional twists on several Indian classics, including samosas, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken.