16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Kozhikode
Fly:  10​h
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Kozhikode

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 13th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar travel itinerary creator.

Kozhikode to Srinagar is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

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Dal Lake
Nigeen Lake
Sonamarg

1
day
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, make a trip to Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

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Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

2
days
Chandigarh

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timber Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple, then appreciate the views at Green Valley, and finally make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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Panchkula, Kali Mata Temple, Green Valley
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Sukhna Lake
Green Valley
Timber Trail

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 20th (Fri) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leh itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chandigarh to Leh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

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Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa

4
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Humayun's Tomb and Swaminarayan Akshardham are in your itinerary. Gandhi Smriti and Crafts Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of 7WD STUDIO 19 Hauz Khas Village LAKE SIDE, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Delhi vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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