15 days in North India Itinerary

15 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India trip itinerary planner

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Leh
— 2 nights
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Amritsar
— 1 night
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Varanasi
— 1 night
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Agra
— 2 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Kulu
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Manali
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Leh

— 2 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Likir Gompa in Likir (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 5th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leh tour itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Leh is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 12.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Amritsar

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amritsar trip maker site.

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Varanasi

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Varanasi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Varanasi when traveling from Amritsar in November, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally steep yourself in history at Saha Burj.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Agra travel planning site.

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Agra, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Manali

— 1 night
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Manali in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

New Delhi

— 4 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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kalka Ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel route planner.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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