12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Udhampur
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Sonamarg
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 45​min
Nubra Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Pune

3
days
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation website .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
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Qutub Minar

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, cruise along Hampta, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Udhampur.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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hours
Udhampur

Udhampur ©
Udhampur is a city and a municipal council in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krimchi Temples, then don't miss a visit to Agar Jitoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Udhampur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siar Baba.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udhampur route maker app .

Drive from Manali to Udhampur in 11 hours. In June in Udhampur, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sonamarg.

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Krimchi Temples

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Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Krishnasar Lake and then explore the activities along Gadsar Lake.

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Getting from Udhampur to Sonamarg by car takes about 9 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Udhampur in June: highs in Sonamarg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Nubra Valley.

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Krishnasar Lake ©
Krishnasar Lake
Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake

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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley ©
Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarab Tso Lake.

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Drive from Sonamarg to Nubra Valley in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

4
days
Leh

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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

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Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Leh takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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