11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Hauz Khas Village and Sai Baba Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at The Great India Place and Ambience Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: DLF Mall Of India (in Noida), Sheetla Mata Mandir (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)) and Shipra Mall (in Ghaziabad). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and browse the different shops at DLF Promenade Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Noida, Shipra Mall
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
DLF Mall Of India ©
DLF Mall Of India

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hampta, then see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

1
day
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kargil online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Kargil takes 19 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Museums
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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stakna Monastery.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Leh day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Leh takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
River Rafting & Tubing
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Leh to Shimla by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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