60 days in North India Itinerary

60 days in North India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North India trip planner

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Lucknow
— 3 nights
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Rishikesh
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Shimla
— 5 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
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Srinagar
— 2 nights
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Jammu City
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 5 nights
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New Delhi
— 7 nights
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Gurugram (Gurgaon)
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 6 nights
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Varanasi
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Lucknow

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Lucknow is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, buy something for everyone on your list at Lucknow, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Janeshwar Mishra Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucknow trip planner.

Hyderabad to Lucknow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, Lucknow is slightly colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Rishikesh

— 5 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and take in the views from Lakshman Jhula Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lucknow to Rishikesh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, get great views at Gulaba, and identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Shimla

— 5 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla to go to Taradevi and see Tara Devi Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, see the interesting displays at Prantika, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

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Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

Leh

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh tour builder app.

Fly from Shimla to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

Srinagar

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Hamdan, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then look for gifts at Hazara Arts. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then admire the verdant scenery at Doodhpathri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Srinagar road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Jammu City

— 2 nights

City of Temples

Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Peer Kho Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mantalai Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bawey Wali Mata Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranbireshwar Temple, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Maasharda Holidays Private Limited.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jammu City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Jammu City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Srinagar in February: high temperatures in Jammu City hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, buy something for everyone on your list at Kushi Boutique, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dharamsala sightseeing tool.

Getting from Jammu City to Dharamsala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Amritsar

— 5 nights

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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

New Delhi

— 7 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.
Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amritsar in March, with highs in New Delhi at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gurugram (Gurgaon).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:

Gurugram (Gurgaon)

— 5 nights

Millennium City

Once a quiet agricultural suburb of New Delhi, Gurgaon has developed almost entirely due to investment from private companies.
Change things up with a short trip to Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Camera, make a trip to Sai Ka Angan Temple, look for gifts at Vastradi, and admire the landmark architecture of Aliwardi Masjid.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gurugram (Gurgaon) online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Gurugram (Gurgaon) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a subway. March in Gurugram (Gurgaon) sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Gurugram (Gurgaon)

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

Agra

— 6 nights

Taj City

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner.

Drive from Gurugram (Gurgaon) to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

Varanasi

— 6 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.
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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Sarnath, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1: