30 days in North India Itinerary

30 days in North India Itinerary

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

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, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

Lucknow to Leh is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

3
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.
Explore Srinagar's surroundings by going to Gulmarg (Apharwat Peak & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, stop by Akee Crafts, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Srinagar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gulmarg
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Badamwari Garden ©
Badamwari Garden

3
nights
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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at India House, don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar online trip builder.

You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Srinagar in May, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 12th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ma Anandamayee Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip site.

You can fly from Amritsar to Rishikesh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow 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
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Manali

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manali road trip planning website.

Getting from Rishikesh to Manali by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

4
nights
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and steep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Delhi using our trip planner.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
India Gate ©
India Gate

5
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: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

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

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Varanasi using our trip planner.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Walking tours
Spas & Wellness
Ganges River
Ganges River

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