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Cultural Tour of North India in 7 days – Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Dalhousie and McLeodGanj, Full Itinerary

About the Cultural Tour of North India

So you’ve been craving a trip to the north in this holiday season but you’re on a budget yet you want it to be the best trip ever? Worry no more. We’ve got the ultimate Budget Cultural Tour of North India in 7 days that will take you to must visit places of north india like Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Dalhousie and McLeodGanj. Pack your bags and get ready!

Affordable Cultural Tour of North India

Budget Cultural Tour of North India Full Itinerary

DAY 1

Note – Since we are on a budget we would recommend travelling on trains. However, if you wish, you can book your return flights from New Delhi to save time.

Hop on to a train and get to Agra Cant. station. Book hotel for the night and go for sighteeing around Agra, one of the most visited places of India, home to the majestic Taj Mahal.

DAY 2

Check out from your hotel and go for more sightseeing if you wish. Agra is full of tourist attractions and places like Agra Fort, Tomb of Akbar are very famous. Don’t forget to taste the world famous Agra Petha(Indian sweet). Book an overnight train to Amritsar.

DAY 3

Reach fresh to the holi city of sikhs, Amritsar. Head straight to the golden temple which is closeby to the station and get your accomodation booked. You can choose to stay inside the temple or outside in hotels. Enjoy darshan and sightseeing around the Golden temple. Leave to watch the daily show at Wagah Border and try to reach till 16:00. Enjoy the show and come back to your accomodation in Amritsar. Pre book a bus or travel to Dalhousie the next morning.

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Golden Temple, Amritsar

DAY 4

If you haven’t prebooked, you can get to Dalhousie by first going to Pathankot and then changing buses and going to Dalhousie. Book your stay at Dalhousie for 2 days. Enjoy the beautiful hill station of Dalhousie in the evening.

Also Read – Palampur, Himachal Pradesh | Complete Travel Guide

DAY 5

Leave for Khajjiar the next morning, a one day trip from Dalhousie. Khajjiar is also called mini-switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Himachal pradesh. Make sure you click some pictures with the rabbits, just like we did on our trip to Khajjiar. Get back to your hotel in Dalhousie. Go out for a cosy dinner at the market and hop in to bed early.

Khajjiar, Mini-Switzerland

DAY 6

Take a early morning bus to McLeodGanj. Check into your hotels. Visit Dharamshala(Famous cricket stadium and other tourist attractions) along with sightseeing around McLeodGanj, home of Dalai Lama. There is so much to explore in McLeodGanj, it is one of my favourite towns in Himachal. If you want to include a trek, you can do the beginer trek of Triund near McLeodGanj. It can be easily be done in a single day. If you’ve come by flights, you can extend your trip to Manali & Kasol. If you’re short on days, you can get back to Delhi or Chandigarh, and take your flight/train back home.

Hope you enjoyed our budget itinerary of Cultural Tour of North India. If you have any queries regarding bookings or planning your trip, you can write to me at [email protected]

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