21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Leh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hunder
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Shimla
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leh planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers ©
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers

1
night
Hunder

Hunder ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then make a trip to Wari La Pass, and finally appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hunder trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Leh to Hunder in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Hunder

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla and then head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sangla road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hunder to Sangla with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Outdoors Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalayas of India. Kaza is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Dhankar Gompa, and don't miss a visit to Langza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaza trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Komick Village ©
Komick Village

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir in Manikaran (about 2h 45 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip website.

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Naina Bhagwati Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla to go to Taradevi and see Tara Devi Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, see the interesting displays at Prantika, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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