17 days in Leh, New Delhi & Manali Itinerary

17 days in Leh, New Delhi & Manali Itinerary

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17 days in Leh, New Delhi & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll explore and learn at Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum. Popular historic sites such as Thiksey Monastery and Riasi Fort are in your itinerary. Spend the 26th (Sun) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokhang Vihara Temple, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh vacation planner.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

7
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.
Do your shopping at Chandni Chowk and Shipra Mall. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Gandhi Smriti for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New Delhi: Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park (in Noida) and Sai Ka Angan (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, look and learn at Jantar Mantar, browse the different shops at The Great India Place, and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Noida, Shipra Mall, Sai Ka Angan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Solang Valley and Van Vihar National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas River, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kullu, Van Vihar National Park
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park

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