13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Hemis
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Sakti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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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.
Get some cultural insight at Hauz Khas Village and Gandhi Smriti. Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of India Gate, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, look for gifts at Gulab Singh Johrimal, and stroll through Akshardham.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and then learn about all things military at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Amritsar when traveling from New Delhi in May, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
War Memorial & Museum ©
War Memorial & Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and finally delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque, then admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Srinagar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amritsar in May, expect nights in Srinagar to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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Kargil

Kargil ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Hunderman village, admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, then explore the activities along Karste River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kargil online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Kargil takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hemis.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suru Valley
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day
Hemis

Hemis ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Hemis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemis Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hemis day trip site .

Drive from Kargil to Hemis in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sakti.

Things to do in Hemis

Historic Sites
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

1
night
Sakti

Sakti ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takthok Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Tak Thok.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sakti trip planner .

You can drive from Hemis to Sakti in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Sakti

Historic Sites
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Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok
Takthok Monastery ©
Takthok Monastery

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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.
Visiting Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shanti Stupa and Alchi Choskor Monastery. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastary in Alchi, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, stop by Pashmina House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sum-tsek, and admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sakti to Leh in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
River Rafting & Tubing
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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