8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Nainital
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Srinagar
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to India Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In March, daytime highs in New Delhi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Haridwar road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Haridwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nainital trip website.

You can drive from Haridwar to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Srinagar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, and then cool off at Dolphin The Water World.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Agra travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Srinagar to Agra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Srinagar, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

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