30 days in Ladakh, Kullu District & Shimla Itinerary

30 days in Ladakh, Kullu District & Shimla Itinerary

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30 days in Ladakh, Kullu District & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8​h
1
Leh
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Hunder
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Manikaran
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Manali
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Shimla
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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7
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

4
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), contemplate the long history of Apati buddha statue, take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and appreciate the history behind Dras War Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kargil tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Leh to Kargil takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

1
night
Hunder

Hunder ©
On the 13th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery). Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yarab Tso Lake.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hunder trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kargil to Hunder in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manikaran.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Yarab Tso Lake, Nubra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

2
nights
Manikaran

Manikaran ©
Manikaran is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Parvati Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, make a trip to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, and explore the activities along Chandertal Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manikaran trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hunder to Manikaran takes 19.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Manikaran

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh
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Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley
Kheer Ganga ©
Kheer Ganga
Manalsu ©
Manalsu

7
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Kullu to see Hot Water Spring about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Manikaran to Manali in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hot Water Spring
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

6
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Solan (Mohan Shakti Heritage Park & Sholoni Devi Temple). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, examine the collection at Prantika, and have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Solan, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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