17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hemis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Kargil
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kullu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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5
nights
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 River Rafting & Tubing and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leh trip planner .

Mumbai to Leh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Hemis.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Parks Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley

1
night
Hemis

Hemis ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Hemis and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hemis Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hemis trip builder .

Drive from Leh to Hemis in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Hemis

Historic Sites
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

1
night
Kargil

Kargil ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sani Monastery, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, make a trip to Hunderman village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, and finally explore the activities along Karste River. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Nakpochu Valley, admire the landmark architecture of Shargole Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Dras War Memorial.

To plan Kargil vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hemis to Kargil takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogini Waterfall and Hampta. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, explore the activities along Beas River, get great views at Gulaba, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manali vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Manali takes 18.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hampta, Ram Temple
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannathi Temple, stroll through Chandrakhani Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kullu journey planner.

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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