11 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Shimla & Darjeeling Itinerary

11 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Shimla & Darjeeling Itinerary

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11 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Shimla & Darjeeling Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hemis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

few
hours
Hemis

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hemis vacation planner.

New Delhi to Hemis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

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Hemis Monastery

4
days
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.
Thiksey Monastery and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Magnetic Hill and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh tour planner.

You can drive from Hemis to Leh in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

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Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Srinagar vacation planner.

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimla.

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Dal Lake
Nigeen Lake
Pari Mahal

1
day
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

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Shimla Christ Church
Jakhu Temple
The Mall

2
days
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Darjeeling takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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