16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
+2
bus + subway + bus:  41​h
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Kargil
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad


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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.
Pari Mahal and Jama Masjid Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Dal Lake and Doodhpathri. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Saklain's Coterie, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, and don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar trip planning site .

Ahmedabad to Srinagar is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: high temperatures in Srinagar hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
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Doodhpathri ©
Doodhpathri
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

1
day
Kargil

Kargil
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Nakpochu Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, and finally get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kargil trip maker app .

Drive from Srinagar to Kargil in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Historic Sites

4
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.
Head to Pashmina House and Library Road Vegetable Marketfor some retail therapy. Visiting Photography Tours and Donkey Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid - Leh, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Paradise, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

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You can drive from Kargil to Leh in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Solang Valley and Rani Nallah. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, stroll through Solang Nullah, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali travel planner.

You can drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to The Mall, examine the collection at Prantika, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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