60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4 h
1
New Delhi
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Dharamsala
— 6 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Manali
— 8 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
4
Sangla
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h
5
Diskit
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Leh
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Rishikesh
— 7 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
8
Badrinath
— 5 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
9
Lansdowne
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Heritage Transport Museum and DLF Mall Of India. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and National Gandhi Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Aravalli Bio Diversity Park & Ambience Mall), Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad) and The Great India Place (in Noida). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of India Gate, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Delhi road trip tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Noida, Shipra Mall, Heritage Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
India Gate ©
India Gate
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

6
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get some cultural insight at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Museum of Kangra Art. For shopping fun, head to Sobha Singh Art Gallery or Naam Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: Kangra (Baglamukhi Temple & Mata Brajeshwari Devi), Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur) and Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala attractions planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Kangra, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Jwalamukhi Temple, Parasailing & Paragliding, Baijnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding

8
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Tripura Sundari Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Solang Valley will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hanogi Mata Temple in Kullu (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Beas River, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Parvati Valley, Hanogi Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust

4
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chitkul and Durga Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rakcham and Narayan-Nagini Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinner Kailash (in Rekong Peo) and Suicide Point (in Kalpa). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bering Nag Temple, head outdoors with Rupin Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sangla road trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Sangla by car takes about 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Diskit.

Things to do in Sangla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rekong Peo, Kalpa
Highlights from your plan
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

1
night
Diskit

Diskit ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and then take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): cruise along Wari La Pass and then admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Diskit trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sangla to Diskit. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Leh.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hunder Sand Dunes, Hundur Monastery, Nubra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hemis Monastery and Alchi Monastary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Likir Gompa and Stakna Monastery. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Hemis National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Tanglang La, appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh itinerary planner.

You can drive from Diskit to Leh in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

7
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sivananda Ashram and Mussoorie Heritage Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh and Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Daksheshwar Mahadev (in Haridwar), Patna Waterfalls (in Patna) and Dehradun (Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Shiv Mandir). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, Head underground at Vashishta Gufa, and stop by Shiv Gauri Pashmina World.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Rishikesh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haridwar, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Patna Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

5
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Brahma Kapal. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bheem Pul and Ganesh Gufa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badrinath: Chamoli (Hemkund Sahib & Hemkund Lake).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Badrinath trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Badrinath takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chamoli, Valley of Flowers National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul

2
nights
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
Get some cultural insight at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and Darwan Singh Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Har Ki Dun Valley and Durga Devi Temple. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, brush up on your military savvy at Garhwali Mess, and steep yourself in history at Bhim Pakora.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lansdowne trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Badrinath to Lansdowne in 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Har Ki Dun Valley
Highlights from your plan
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Har Ki Dun Valley ©
Har Ki Dun Valley
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hazratganj and Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir. The Residency and 1857 Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lucknow's surroundings by going to Kanpur (Kanpur Memorial Church & Jagannath Temple) and Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (in Unnao). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandrika Devi Mandir, look for all kinds of wild species at Kukrail Forest Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and look for gifts at Sugandhco.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucknow driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lansdowne to Lucknow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kanpur, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency
Kanpur Memorial Church ©
Kanpur Memorial Church

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