12 days in Katra, Srinagar & Ladakh Itinerary

12 days in Katra, Srinagar & Ladakh Itinerary

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12 days in Katra, Srinagar & Ladakh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Popular historic sites such as Nau Devi Temple and Vaishno Devi Mandir are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Amar Mahal Museum and Library and Dogra Art Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Katra: Bagh-e-Bahu (in Jammu City) and Naag Mandir (in Patnitop). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains, examine the collection at Amar Mahal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, and contemplate the long history of Shivkhori.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katra travel route builder website .

Chennai to Katra is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jammu City, Vaishno Devi Temple, Amar Mahal Museum, Moore Plains, Naag Mandir
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Amar Mahal Museum and Library ©
Amar Mahal Museum and Library
Moore Plains ©
Moore Plains

2
nights
Srinagar

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shankaracharya Hill and Nishat Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Khir Bhawani Temple and Masjid of Akhund Mullah. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple, and don't miss a visit to Sinthan Top.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar travel route builder website .

You can drive from Katra to Srinagar in 8.5 hours. May in Srinagar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple
Sinthan Top ©
Sinthan Top
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

5
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.
Alchi Monastary and Hemis Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

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You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Photography Tours
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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