13 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Agra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tera Manzil Temple, and finally take in the views from Lakshman Jhula. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip builder app .

New Delhi to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rishikesh to Dharamsala by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Beas River and Van Vihar National Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Manali journey builder tool .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Van Vihar National Park
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Spiritual Museum and Taj Gallery. Do your shopping at Unique Handicrafts and Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall, and stop by Kalra's Cottage Industry.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In March in Agra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

1
night
Varanasi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, then stop by Varanasi Remembrances, and finally explore the activities along Ganges River.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varanasi trip maker .

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Parks Museums
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina

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