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
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great India Place and Chhatarpur Temple. Get some cultural insight at Heritage Transport Museum and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad), Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Ambience Mall & Sheetla Mata Mandir) and Noida (DLF Mall Of India & ISKCON Noida). Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Temple, examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and stop by Hauz Khas Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Taj Mahal and Govinda Dev ji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and MD Tour And Travel. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Vrindavan (Pagal Baba Temple, Radha Damodar Temple, &more) and Mathura (Dwarkadhish Temple, Kusum Sarovar, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and contemplate the long history of Saha Burj.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra travel planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sankat Mochan Temple and Archaeological Museum. Head to Ruchika Art Gallery and Varanasi Remembrancesfor some retail therapy. Explore Varanasi's surroundings by going to Mirzapur (Vindhyavasini Devi Temple & Sita Kund) and Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary (in Chandauli). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Lal Ghat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple).

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi online travel route builder.

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh

— 6 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Step out of the city life by going to Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some cultural insight at 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 Patna Waterfalls (in Patna). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall, and go for a walk through Astha Path.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rishikesh road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badrinath

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alka Puri, steep yourself in history at Bheem Pul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Kapal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vyas Gufa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Valley of Flowers National Park and then relax and rejuvenate at Yogadhyan Badri.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Badrinath travel planner.

Drive from Rishikesh to Badrinath in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goddess Naina Devi and Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bhimtal Lake and Sattal Christian Ashram. Change things up with a short trip to Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe in Bhimtal (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Naina Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Jim Corbett Gurney House, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and deepen your understanding at Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital route tool.

Getting from Badrinath to Nainital by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) 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.
Visiting Nigeen Lake and Doodhpathri will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Chaku And Sons and Sri Pratap Singh Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Srinagar: Avantiswami Temple (in Awantipora), Gulmarg (Off-Road Tours, Outer Circle Walk, &more) and Gangabal Lake (in Sonamarg). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Srinagar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Srinagar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi), Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, contemplate the long history of Konigspalast von Shey, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Leh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Christ Church and Kali Bari Temple. Head to Image Art Gallery and City Centre Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri), Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, visit Sankat Mochan Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lakkar Bazaar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get outside with Rupin Pass, identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, then stop by Rakcham, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sangla trip planner.

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

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Escape the urban bustle at Hot Water Spring and Sar Pass Trek. Popular historic sites such as Bijli Mahadev Temple and Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran) and Basheshwar Mahadev Temple (in Bajaura). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triyugi Narayan Temple and trek along Chandrakhani Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kullu trip planner.

Getting from Sangla to Kullu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 inner history buff will appreciate Naggar Castle and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Roerich Memorial Trust and Ram Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Naggar (Chanderkhani Pass, The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Manali Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

Planning Manali trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baijnath Temple and Kangra Valley. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tibetan Museum and Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur), Kangra (Baglamukhi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi, &more) and Palampur (Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips