8 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. August in New Delhi sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Nasim Bagh.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Srinagar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

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

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