33 days in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

33 days in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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33 days in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nainital
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, then stroll around Company Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie journey planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mussoorie is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Surkhanda Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

3
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. Explore Haridwar's surroundings by going to Rishikesh (Spas & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park, and make a trip to Birla Ghat.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haridwar trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mussoorie to Haridwar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rishikesh
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kosi River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jim Corbett National Park trip planner .

Getting from Haridwar to Jim Corbett National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Bring the kids along to Nainital Lake and Naukuchiatal Lake. Step out of Nainital with an excursion to Bhimtal Lake in Bhimtal--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, stop by The Pahari Store, and make a trip to Naina Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nainital vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bhimtal Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

4
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.
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, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Leh trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill

2
nights
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Kashmir Valley, play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then identify plant and animal life at Betaab Valley. On your second day here, go for a walk through Baisaran, then make a trip to Chandanwari, and then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Leh to Pahalgam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shankaracharya Hill and Pari Mahal. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Pahalgam to Srinagar by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

2
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course and then get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Outer Circle Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then explore the activities along Ningle Nallah.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Gulmarg trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali travel planner .

Getting from Gulmarg to Manali by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kullu trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Gauri Shankar Temple ©
Gauri Shankar Temple

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will enjoy Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Kangra to see Mata Brajeshwari Devi about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Dharamsala takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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