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Agra
Washington
Day 6
09:00 am
17h 21m
Estimate time
02:21 am
Plane
12,496 km
Day 7
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Your travel to Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, and Agra sounds exciting. Here are some tips that might be useful:

Best Time to Visit:
These places enjoy different climatic conditions, Manali, Shimla, and Dharamshala being in Himachal Pradesh - best visited from October to February if you love snow, otherwise March to May is good for a pleasant climate. For Agra, the ideal time is November to March when the heat is bearable.

Route and Accessibility:
All these places are well connected by road. You may fly to Delhi, rent a car or take a bus. From Delhi to Shimla it's about 7-8 hours, then a 7-hour drive to Manali, about 9 hours to Dharamshala, and another 9 hours back to Delhi. From Delhi to Agra it's around a 4-hour journey.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala are hill stations. Although the risk of altitude sickness is low, it’s good to stay hydrated and get enough rest after reaching.

Accommodation and Booking:
Accommodation in these cities range from budget to luxury hotels. It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak season around school holidays and festivals.

Clothing and Essentials:
For Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala - warm clothing is essential during winters. Even in summers, carry light woollens. In Agra, comfortable clothing as per the weather is recommended. Don't forget comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunblocks, and hats.

Health and Safety:
In the hills, be careful of slippery roads in winter due to snow and monsoon due to rains. Pack necessary medicines. In Agra, take care of your belongings and be aware of monkeys in some parts of the city.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Focus on leaving no trace while visiting natural landscapes, always ask for consent before clicking pictures of locals, dress modestly, and respect local customs and traditions.