15 days in New Delhi, Leh & Manali Itinerary

15 days in New Delhi, Leh & Manali Itinerary

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15 days in New Delhi, Leh & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
train:  19​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Leh
— 8 nights
Drive:  17​h
3
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and then hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Delhi online travel route builder .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

8
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.
You've now added Pangong Tso to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Likir Gompa and Alchi Monastary are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hall of Fame and The Little Paradise. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, hunt for treasures at Library Road Vegetable Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, and stop by Pashmina House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh driving holiday planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip app .

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Museums
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Akshardham and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. On your second day here, look for gifts at LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, examine the collection at National Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
National Museum ©
National Museum

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