30 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

30 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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30 days in Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kargil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Kaza
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

5
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.
Head to Floating Vegetable Market and Akee Craftsfor some retail therapy. Visit Pari Mahal and Durga Nag Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Srinagar: Avantishwar Temple (in Pulwama) and Gulmarg (Gulmarg Golf Course & Apharwat Peak). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, cruise along Yousmarg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Srinagar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, expect Srinagar to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gulmarg, Avantishwar Temple, Doodhpathri
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Jama Masjid Mosque ©
Jama Masjid Mosque

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.
Visit Shanti Stupa and Alchi Choskor Monastery for their historical value. Do your shopping at De Pashmina Emporium and The Little Paradise. Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip planner .

Getting from Srinagar to Leh by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

2
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Unlock Hundurman - Museum of Memories, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, and then appreciate the history behind Dras War Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kargil driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Leh to Kargil takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alchi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kargil to Alchi in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla and then contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sangla trip itinerary website .

Getting from Alchi to Sangla by car takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

3
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Explore hidden gems such as Spiti Valley and Hikkim. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kye Monastery and Komic Monastery. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Gue Mummy., make a trip to Kibber Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Key Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kaza online visit planner .

You can drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Visiting Jogini Waterfall and Beas River will get you outdoors. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Hampta in Kullu, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manali road trip tool .

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangra Valley and Bhagsu Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Baijnath Temple and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur) and Kangra Fort (in Kangra). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple
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Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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