25 days in North India Itinerary

25 days in North India Itinerary

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25 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  6 h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Agra
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Colombo

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at India House.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar day trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colombo in March: highs in Amritsar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then look for gifts at Akee Crafts. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Srinagar tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in March, expect nights in Srinagar to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leh holiday maker website.

Getting from Srinagar to Leh by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery
Samstanling Monastery
Samstanling Monastery

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Vyas Ashram.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Leh to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

4
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: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, see Off-Road Tours, and trek along Shepherds Trail Gaddi Trek.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali holiday maker website.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

4
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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, tour in style with a train tour, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agra road trip tool.

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 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Sarnath, see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, and view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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