15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chennai

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner.

Chennai (Madras) to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Stoneheadbikes ©
Stoneheadbikes
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 13th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manali online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
day
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, then admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, and then appreciate the history behind Drass War Memorial.

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Getting from Manali to Kargil by car takes about 18.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Suru Valley
Highlights from your plan
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial

3
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 19th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leh day trip planning website .

Drive from Kargil to Leh in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then explore the activities along Nigeen Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, then admire the natural beauty at Chashme Shahi Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Srinagar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, make a trip to Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Khalsa College, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiser Bagh Park, and then make a trip to Guru Nanak Dev University.

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You can fly from Srinagar to Amritsar in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. In September, Amritsar is somewhat warmer than Srinagar - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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