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

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

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

Start: Jalgaon
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Nainital
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Srinagar
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Jalgaon

1
day
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Kalagadh Dam.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital day trip site .

Jalgaon to Nainital is an approximately 27.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Srinagar travel route planner .

Getting from Nainital to Srinagar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shimla online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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