60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 6 nights
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Agra
— 4 nights
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Varanasi
— 4 nights
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Rishikesh
— 6 nights
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Badrinath
— 3 nights
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Nainital
— 3 nights
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Srinagar
— 6 nights
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Leh
— 6 nights
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Shimla
— 4 nights
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Sangla
— 2 nights
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Kullu
— 3 nights
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Manali
— 7 nights
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Dharamsala
— 5 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gandhi Smriti and Sai Baba Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Rajpath. Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Transport Museum (in Taoru), Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad) and Noida (The Great India Place, DLF Mall Of India, &more). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple, contemplate the long history of Red Fort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Agra

— 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Radha Damodar Temple. Get in touch with nature at Govardhan Hill and MD Tour And Travel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agra: Vrindavan (Pagal Baba Temple, Govinda Dev ji, &more) and Mathura (Dwarkadhish Temple, Kusum Sarovar, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online tour planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Varanasi

— 4 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ganges River. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum and Ruchika Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varanasi: Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary (in Chandauli) and Mirzapur (Vindhyavasini Devi Temple & Sita Kund). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Dhamek Stupa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rishikesh

— 6 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get in touch with nature at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh and Patna Waterfalls. Explore hidden gems such as Har ki Pauri and Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Kunjapuri Temple (in Narendranagar), Haridwar (Maya Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, &more) and Dehradun (Forest Research Institute Museum & Pacific Mall). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Scorpion Handicrafts.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rishikesh day trip planning website.

You can fly from Varanasi to Rishikesh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Badrinath

— 3 nights
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alka Puri, contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vyas Gufa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park and then relax and rejuvenate at Yogadhyan Badri.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Badrinath travel planning website.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Badrinath in 10.5 hours. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Nainital

— 3 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Take a break from the city and head to Bhimtal Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Get some historical perspective at Goddess Naina Devi and Naina Devi Temple. Step out of Nainital to go to Bhimtal and see Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market, deepen your understanding at Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and look for gifts at The Pahari Store.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nainital trip planner.

Drive from Badrinath to Nainital in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Srinagar

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nigeen Lake and Doodhpathri. Khir Bhawani Temple and Avantiswami Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Srinagar's surroundings by going to Gangabal Lake (in Sonamarg), Gulmarg (Off-Road Tours, Outer Circle Walk, &more) and Mattan Temple (in Anantnag). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, cruise along Yousmarg, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Srinagar sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nainital to Srinagar by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leh

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Kamzang Journeys. Get in touch with nature at Donkey Sanctuary and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Likir Gompa (in Likir), Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, steep yourself in history at Konigspalast von Shey, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Take a break from the city and head to Kufri Fun World and Naldehra Golf Course. You'll explore and learn at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Image Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri), The Dagshai Jail Museum (in Solan) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, stop by City Centre Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

Fly from Leh to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get outside with Rupin Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and finally explore the activities along Baspa River. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, wander the streets of Rakcham, and then identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sangla day trip site.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Get some historical perspective at Bijli Mahadev Temple and Triyugi Narayan Temple. Get outdoors at Hot Water Spring and Sar Pass Trek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kullu: Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran) and Basheshwar Mahadev Temple (in Bajaura). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kullu trip planner.

Drive from Sangla to Kullu in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Manali

— 7 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naggar Castle and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Visiting Jogini Waterfall and Solang Nullah will get you outdoors. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Chanderkhani Pass, The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, &more) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manali attractions planning tool.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 5 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Do your shopping at Naam Art Gallery and Kushi Boutique. Tibetan Museum and Jwalamukhi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: Palampur (Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, &more), Kangra (Baglamukhi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi, &more) and Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Indru Naag Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala attractions planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips