55 days in India Itinerary

55 days in India Itinerary

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55 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16​h
1
Leh
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Srinagar
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Anantnag
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hemis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Diskit
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
10
Jammu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Patnitop
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Doda District
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Kathua
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Samba District
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
15
Karsha
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
16
Spangmik
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
17
Lamayuru
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
18
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
19
Chumathang
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
20
Hanle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Nairobi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Dunes Leisure Park as well as Pangong Tso. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Spituk Monastery. Head to Pashmina House and The Little Paradisefor plenty of shopping. Spend the 6th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leh tour itinerary maker tool .

Nairobi, Kenya to Leh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Nairobi to Leh, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Woodswalk Treks And Tours, Endless Tour and Travels and Mountain Magic Trek n Tours. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax and float downstream with Mountain Magic Trek n Tours, get in touch with nature with The Woodswalk Treks And Tours, then trek along with Endless Tour and Travels, then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, and finally tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Kashmir Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pahalgam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Endless Tour and Travels ©
Endless Tour and Travels

6
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 enjoy Shankaracharya Hill and Nishat Garden. Take a break from the city and head to Dal Lake and Doodhpathri. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, admire the natural beauty at Chashme Shahi Gardens, stop by Saklain's Coterie, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Srinagar trip planner .

Getting from Pahalgam to Srinagar by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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.
Visiting Apharwat Peak and Outer Circle Walk will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Gulmarg Golf Course and Rani Temple. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, admire the landmark architecture of Imambara Goom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gulmarg sightseeing website .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

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

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass, and then cruise along Zojila Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Gangabal Lake and then explore the activities along Vishansar Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sonamarg vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Sonamarg takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zero point
Highlights from your plan
Thajiwas Glacier ©
Thajiwas Glacier
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake

2
nights
Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Martand Sun Temple, go for a walk through Baisaran, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surya Temple at Martand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kherbawani Asthapan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anantnag trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Anantnag takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alchi.

Things to do in Anantnag

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Martand Sun Temple ©
Martand Sun Temple
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

Plan trip to Alchi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Anantnag to Alchi takes 11.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hemis.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

2
nights
Hemis

Hemis ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Chemrey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Tak Thok, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takthok Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hemis trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Alchi to Hemis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Diskit.

Things to do in Hemis

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sakti, Kloster Chemrey
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

2
nights
Diskit

Diskit ©
On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Diskit trip maker app .

Getting from Hemis to Diskit by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Jammu City on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Wari La Pass ©
Wari La Pass

2
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nau Devi Temple and Mantalai Temple. Kids will appreciate attractions like Helicopter Tours and Raghunath Temple. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Suru Valley, hunt for treasures at Raghunath Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peer Kho Cave Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Amar Mahal Museum and Library.

Planning Jammu City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Diskit to Jammu City. August in Jammu City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Patnitop.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katra, Suru Valley, Bahu Fort
Highlights from your plan
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple
Mantalai Temple ©
Mantalai Temple
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable drive along PatniTop Circular Road, then hit the slopes at Patni Top, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanasar Lake. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shool Panishwar Sudh Mahadev Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Patnitop trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Jammu City to Patnitop in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Doda District.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Patni Top ©
Patni Top
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake
Naag Mandir ©
Naag Mandir

2
nights
Doda District

Doda District ©
Doda is a district in eastern part of Jammu region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Chinta Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vasukinag Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Doda District trip planner .

Traveling by car from Patnitop to Doda District takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathua.

Things to do in Doda District

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Machail Chandi Mata Temple ©
Machail Chandi Mata Temple
Gupt Ganga Temple ©
Gupt Ganga Temple

2
nights
Kathua

Kathua ©
Kathua, is a city and a Municipal Council in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Bala Sundri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sukrala Mata Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jodia Di Mata Religious Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kathua sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Doda District to Kathua by car takes about 6.5 hours. In September in Kathua, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for Samba District on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Kathua

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sukrala Mata Temple ©
Sukrala Mata Temple
Mata Bala Sundri ©
Mata Bala Sundri

2
nights
Samba District

Samba District ©
Samba District is a newly formed district in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Mansar Lake.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Samba District online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kathua to Samba District in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Samba District can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Karsha.

Things to do in Samba District

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mansar Lake ©
Mansar Lake

1
night
Karsha

Karsha ©
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stongdey Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Karsha Gompa.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Karsha vacation planner.

Getting from Samba District to Karsha by car takes about 19.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Spangmik.

Things to do in Karsha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karsha Gompa ©
Karsha Gompa

1
night
Spangmik

Spangmik ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tangtse Gompa.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Spangmik online trip maker .

You can drive from Karsha to Spangmik in 14.5 hours. You will leave for Lamayuru on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Spangmik

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tangtse Gompa ©
Tangtse Gompa

1
night
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Gompa. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lamayuru trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Spangmik to Lamayuru in 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Hunder.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
On the 18th (Wed), go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Nubhra Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hunder trip website .

Getting from Lamayuru to Hunder by car takes about 7 hours. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Hunder

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nubhra Valley, Nubra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Nubhra Valley ©
Nubhra Valley
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

2
nights
Chumathang

Chumathang ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Chumathang Hot Spring.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chumathang trip planner.

You can drive from Hunder to Chumathang in 6 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chumathang

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chumathang Hot Spring ©
Chumathang Hot Spring

2
nights
Hanle

Hanle ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Indian Astronomical Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanle online route planner .

You can drive from Chumathang to Hanle in 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Hanle

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indian Astronomical Observatory ©
Indian Astronomical Observatory

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