12 days in Srinagar, Leh & Manali Itinerary

12 days in Srinagar, Leh & Manali Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
2
Leh
— 6 nights
3
Manali
— 2 nights

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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary builder website.

Mumbai to Srinagar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Srinagar reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

6
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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Vashisht to see Ram Temple about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manali day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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