15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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Bikaner
— 1 night
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Jammu City
— 1 night
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Gulmarg
— 2 nights
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Srinagar
— 1 night
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Kargil
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Leh
— 2 nights
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Hunder
— 1 night
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Leh
— 1 night
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Manali
— 2 nights
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Chandigarh
— 1 night
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Jaipur
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Bikaner

— 1 night

BKN

A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bikaner road trip site.

Ahmedabad to Bikaner is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Jammu City on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Jammu City

— 1 night

City of Temples

Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Balidaan Stambh - War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jammu City trip builder tool.

Drive from Bikaner to Jammu City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Jammu City are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Gulmarg.
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Gulmarg

— 2 nights
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
On the 11th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, then don't miss a visit to Rani Temple, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take some stellar pictures from Khilanmarg.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gulmarg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Gulmarg takes 9 hours. Traveling from Jammu City in May, expect nights in Gulmarg to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Srinagar

— 1 night

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Srinagar trip planner.

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kargil.
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Kargil

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Karste River.

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You can drive from Srinagar to Kargil in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks · Nature

Leh

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Druk Padma Karpo School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Leh road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kargil to Leh in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hunder

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa, and then take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hunder travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leh to Hunder in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leh.

Things to do in Hunder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Leh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Kalachakra Stupa and then look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Leh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hunder to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, and then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Chandigarh

— 1 night

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Chandigarh.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaipur.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites

Jaipur

— 1 night

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaipur day trip tool.

Getting from Chandigarh to Jaipur by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 32°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums
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India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Srinagar District travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Gardens · Landmarks
Situated at the center of the Kashmir valley, Srinagar is the second most populous district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, after Jammu District and is home to the summer capital. The district has a population density of 703 PD/sqkm. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.56%. Srinagar has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 71.21%.

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Nubra Valley travel guide

4.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Scenic Walking Areas · Mountains
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters. If you can work out a permit to visit the region, you'll discover a remote part of the country rarely seen by foreign tourists.