12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Lamayuru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Pahalgam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad


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1
day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then buy something for everyone on your list at AlphaOne Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ahmedabad. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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ISKCON Temple ©
ISKCON Temple
Ahmedabad One Mall ©
Ahmedabad One Mall

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Beas River and Rani Nallah. Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery are in your itinerary. Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali tour planner.

You can drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

1
night
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Gompa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Temple at Martand, and then identify plant and animal life at Doodhpathri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattan Temple, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Nubhra Valley, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Baisaran.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lamayuru vacation site .

You can drive from Manali to Lamayuru in 22 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Anantnag, Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Baisaran, Doodhpathri
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Lamayuru Gompa ©
Lamayuru Gompa
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Stok Palace Museum and Hall of Fame. Popular historic sites such as Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa are in your itinerary. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

Planning Leh trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lamayuru to Leh in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
night
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley and then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pahalgam road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Golf Outdoors Nature
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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

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