8 days in Manali & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Manali & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Manali & Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Katra
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Pahalgam
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali day trip website .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Katra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake
Spas

1
day
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairo Baba Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Katra trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Manali to Katra in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Chandanwari and then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam day trip planning website .

You can drive from Katra to Pahalgam in 8 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Golf Outdoors
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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Shanti Stupa. Get in touch with nature at Khardung La and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Khardung La ©
Khardung La

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Hamdan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, then explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar trip website .

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Jama Masjid Mosque ©
Jama Masjid Mosque
Hazratbal ©
Hazratbal

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