16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Leh
1
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Pune
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Leh

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stok Palace Museum and Hall of Fame. Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1 hour away). Spend the 13th (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chemre Gompa Monastery, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leh tour planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Himachal State Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, and then examine the collection at Annadale. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, trek along Shimla Heritage Walk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chandrakhani Pass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kullu trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kullu takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lord Ramchandra Temple, International Roerich Memorial Trust
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Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, identify plant and animal life at Jahanpanah City Forest, and then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New Delhi trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kullu to New Delhi. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in New Delhi

Museums Parks Nature
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National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

3
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Devkund Waterfall and then take a memorable drive along Tamhini Ghat. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pune tour itinerary app .

Fly from New Delhi to Pune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Outdoors Nature
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Devkund Waterfall ©
Devkund Waterfall

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